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Anthem Blue Cross Leads California Exchange Enrollment Two Months In

Anthem Blue Cross Leads California Exchange Enrollment Two Months In

Amid rising enrollment for healthcare insurance in California, industry giant Anthem Blue Cross has seized the early lead with a 30% share of the state's exchange market. Two major rivals, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente, aren't far behind in newly released state figures. Overall, the Covered California exchange said 156,143 [...]

California Exchange Sending Shoppers’ Names to Private Agents

California Exchange Sending Shoppers’ Names to Private Agents

The California health insurance exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage. The consumers in question had gone online to research insurance options but didn't ask to be contacted, the Los Angeles Times reported [...]

Give the Gift of Healthcare, Covered California Suggests

Give the Gift of Healthcare, Covered California Suggests

Gift-givers urged to buy Obamacare for young adults. Forget the Xbox One, Ugg boots or that “Keep calm and kill zombies” hoodie. California officials are urging you to consider gifting that special young adult in your life something a bit less tangible: Obamacare. Covered California launched its “Give the Gift of Health” campaign aimed at [...]

Insurers Wade Through Their Options as States, Exchanges Ponder Enrollment Fixes

Insurers Wade Through Their Options as States, Exchanges Ponder Enrollment Fixes

State insurance regulators are continuing to issue decisions on whether to follow President Obama’s lead and allow previously cancelled health plans to see new life even though coverage does not meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards. The next steps for carriers will be to determine how regulatory decisions will affect their product lineup [...]

Covered California Launches Self-Service SHOP Website

Covered California Launches Self-Service SHOP Website

IN CALIFORNIA • Covered California Launches Self-Service SHOP Website • Exchange Reaches Out To Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Consumers HEALTHCARE • Group Actually Claims that ObamaCare Will Increase Cancer • Millennials Not Likely To Enroll In Exchanges • Bypassing Healthcare.gov Would be Positive for U.S. [...]

Latino Enrollment Low So Far in Covered California

Latino Enrollment Low So Far in Covered California

Latino lawmakers and health leaders in California are sounding alarms about the state insurance marketplace’s tactics for enrolling Spanish speakers and are urging changes after the recent announcement that fewer than 1,000 had signed up in the health law’s first month. “This is completely unacceptable,” said state Sen. Norma Torres, a [...]

Covered CA Draws Plenty of Young Enrollees

Covered CA Draws Plenty of Young Enrollees

In a state considered crucial to the success of Obamacare, older people have enrolled in California's new health insurance marketplace in large numbers as expected, but younger people also have showed up in force. About 56% of Californians who signed up for coverage in October are over 45 and nearly 23% of the enrollees are between 18 and 34 [...]

California Grapples With the Prospect of Not Cancelling Policies After All

California Grapples With the Prospect of Not Cancelling Policies After All

IN CALIFORNIA • California Grapples With the Prospect of Not Cancelling Policies After all • Covered California To Hold Important Board Meeting • DMHC Stops Carriers From Denying Speech & Occupational Therapy • Covered California To Offer Agent Quoting • Attorney General Shuts Down Phony Covered California [...]

Producers: California Not Exchange Paradise

Producers: California Not Exchange Paradise

At first glance, the Covered California exchange enrollment system seems to be functioning better – and more transparently – than the federal exchanges' HealthCare.gov enrollment site. The California exchange site has managed to bring in about 179,000 coverage applications since enrollment opened to the public Oct. 1. But agents and brokers [...]

What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Did Right

What Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Did Right

The Obamacare rollout in California has been bumpy, but it's running much more smoothly here than in most of America. And for that, we can thank former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Gov. Jerry Brown deserves kudos, too. But it was Schwarzenegger who leapt in and became the nation's first governor to embrace the federal Affordable Care Act and [...]

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