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Health Enrollment In CA More Complex Than Anticipated

Health Enrollment In CA More Complex Than Anticipated

Newly insured Californians felt relieved after signing up for health coverage but encountered numerous obstacles with technology and communication during the enrollment process, according to a report released Monday by the California HealthCare Foundation. Surveyed in interviews and focus groups, consumers said they had trouble getting through to [...]

Last Chance for Obamacare Ends Tuesday for Most Californians

Last Chance for Obamacare Ends Tuesday for Most Californians

After many deadline extensions and grace periods, Tuesday will mark the end of the first open enrollment for Obamacare in California. California's health insurance exchange is encouraging thousands of people who have started an application to finish before midnight Tuesday. March 31 was originally the sign-up deadline. But the enrollment website [...]

Reported 32 Percent of Covered California Enrollees ‘Invincibles’

Reported 32 Percent of Covered California Enrollees ‘Invincibles’

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act have touted the sheer numbers of those enrolling in health plans offered on both the federal and statewide exchanges, which nationally reached more than 7 million and in California reached over 1.2 million — both above stated goals.  But as details of those who enroll become clearer in the coming weeks, [...]

California Proving New Healthcare Law Can Work

California Proving New Healthcare Law Can Work

With exchange sign-ups in the state exceeding many projections for the first six months of open enrollment, health care experts say the federal law has worked in California pretty much as it was meant to — despite startup hassles such as a glitchy website and hourlong waits to talk to a human being on the phone. Much of the reason it has been [...]

Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Open enrollment in Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace, ends on Monday, March 31. With just a week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, organizations charged with assisting families and individuals to enroll in health insurance are stepping up their efforts to help those who have not already [...]

Nearly half of callers to California's health insurance exchange in February and March couldn't get through and abandoned their call, state figures show. … The Covered California exchange reported progress on another front: low enrollment among the state's large Latino population according to a recent report at http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org

California Health Insurance Exchange Tops 1 Million Enrollees

California Health Insurance Exchange Tops 1 Million Enrollees

Enrollment in California's health insurance exchange has crossed the 1 million-enrollee mark, state officials said. And a new report suggests what may be the biggest motivator for people when they are choosing a new health plan: cost. Insurers like Blue Shield of California and Health Net have seen a major jump in market share, thanks to their [...]

CA Exchange for Small Businesses Taken Down

CA Exchange for Small Businesses Taken Down

The most populous state in the country has now decided to take down the California health insurance exchange that was meant for small businesses, likely only temporarily, only four months after it had opened its doors in the first place. Officials in the state revealed that they would be suspending enrollments occurring online through the [...]

State Tells Cigna to Stop Using Covered California Exchange Name

State Tells Cigna to Stop Using Covered California Exchange Name

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told insurance giant Cigna Corp. to stop selling health plans bearing the name of California's health exchange because it was deceptive. Cigna opted out of participating in the Covered California exchange when it launched last year. But the company continued selling policies outside the exchange and labeled [...]

Some Small Health Plans Surviving Covered California

Some Small Health Plans Surviving Covered California

Chinese Community Health Plan's early, obvious success during the first few months of the Affordable Care Act is testament to Covered California's potential to drive improvements in access and coverage, especially by introducing new market competitors. But for other small health plans — who were hoping the insurance exchange would be a vehicle [...]

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