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These Mistakes Will Delay Your Exchange Certification

These Mistakes Will Delay Your Exchange Certification

IN CALIFORNIA • These Mistakes Will Delay Your Exchange Certification • California Exchange Gets An A • Health Net Aligns with Prime Healthcare Hospitals • AXA Advisors, LLC Opens In San Mateo HEALTHCARE • Consumer-Driven Health Plans Have Break-Out Year • CDHPs May Become the Most Popular Plan Type • A Look at [...]

Covered California Gets 1 Million Visitors–16,311 House Holds Sign Up

Covered California Gets 1 Million Visitors–16,311 House Holds Sign Up

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee reported that 16,311 households had completed applications for health insurance, while 27,305 others had established accounts and partially completed their applications. More than 978,000 individuals had visited the coveredca.com website, spending time and researching their options, while 59,000 [...]

Many Consumers Will Pay Too Much for An Exchange Plan

Many Consumers Will Pay Too Much for An Exchange Plan

HEALTHCARE • Many Consumers Will Pay Too Much for an Exchange Plan • Exchange Plans are Considerably Different • TPAs Are Ready For the ACA • Branded Mental Health Meds Under the Exchanges • Insurers Face Challenges in Attracting Consumers to Exchanges • HHS Shuts Down Programs Amid Budget Standoff • Canadians Face [...]

Health Exchange Needs Participation to Succeed

Health Exchange Needs Participation to Succeed

A perfect storm could hit California’s new health care exchange if people don’t opt in, starting this year. That’s according to a panel of health care experts. Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals and small businesses can start enrolling in the Covered California health care exchange Oct. 1. The primary concern is what could happen if [...]

Fraud Fear Raised in California’s Health Exchange

Fraud Fear Raised in California’s Health Exchange

As California prepares to launch its health care exchange, consumer groups are worried the uninsured could fall victim to fraud, identity theft or other crimes at the hands of some of the very people who are supposed to help them enroll. The exchange, known as Covered California, recently adopted rules for a network of more than 21,000 [...]

California Health Insurance Exchange Announces Grants

California Health Insurance Exchange Announces Grants

Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, announced $37 million in grants Tuesday to begin the massive task of educating millions of Californians about the new healthcare law. The grants will go to 48 organizations, including universities, nonprofit groups, health foundations and unions. They will help state officials explain the [...]

How Will Insurance Professionals Benefit from Health Exchanges?

How Will Insurance Professionals Benefit from Health Exchanges?

With an estimated 2.3 million California residents estimated to enroll in a health plan through Covered California by 2017, many insurance professionals are curious about the role of agents and brokers in the exchange. Preliminary information suggests that agents and brokers will be compensated for facilitating enrollments in the individual [...]

Exchanges Expected to Be a Big Draw For Some

Exchanges Expected to Be a Big Draw For Some

 HEALTHCARE • Exchanges Expected to Be a Big Draw For Some • The Debate Over Limited Network Pharmacies IN CALIFORNIA • Commissioner Calls Blue Shield’s Rate Increase Unreasonable NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES • Calculator Helps Show Real Cost of Accident and Illness • Streamlining Life And Annuity Enrollment • Dental [...]

What’s The Matter With California’s Health Market?

What’s The Matter With California’s Health Market?

Government health officials are outraged as health insurers across the country have begun warning of major premium increases as Obamacare kicks into high gear this year and next. Consumers in multiple states will see rate increases of 20 percent or more, and some could see their premiums double. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones [...]

California Health Insurance Exchange Gets $674-million Grant

California Health Insurance Exchange Gets $674-million Grant

Federal officials awarded California's new health insurance exchange a $674-million grant, providing money for a crucial marketing campaign aimed at reaching millions of uninsured. The two-year grant announced Thursday comes as the five-member board of the exchange, called Covered California, meets in Los Angeles to discuss its plans for [...]

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