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Health Agents Concerned but Covered California Promises to be Ready Oct. 1

Health Agents Concerned but Covered California Promises to be Ready Oct. 1

Depending on who is talking, the Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment starting Oct. 1 will be exciting or chaotic. Philanthropy director Naomi Brauner is excited about plans to train a dozen people to become "certified application counselors," helping people enroll in health insurance plans made possible by the Affordable Care [...]

California Unveils Ad Campaign for New Health Market

California Unveils Ad Campaign for New Health Market

California lifted the curtain Thursday on its advertising for a new health insurance marketplace opening this fall as part of the federal health law. Covered California, the state agency implementing the Affordable Care Act, said these initial TV ads will begin airing next week in a handful of test markets: San Diego, Sacramento, Chico and [...]

Few Californians Informed About Healthcare Overhaul Poll Shows

Few Californians Informed About Healthcare Overhaul Poll Shows

Peter Lee, Covered California's Executive Director A large majority of California voters know very little or nothing at all about the state's new health insurance marketplace less than six weeks before enrollment starts, according to a new poll. The Field Poll found that just 25% of California voters under 65 said they've heard a lot or some [...]

Covered California Announces Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses

Covered California Announces Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses

IN CALIFORNIA • Covered California Announces Health Insurance Plans for Small Businesses • Agents Lose An Ally in Covered California • Public Officials Criticize Kaiser For Rate Hikes • HealthCompare Signs Web Broker Entity Agreement • CAHU Says That Agents Need to Fight SB 639 • Agents Lose An Ally in Covered California • [...]

Auditor Assesses Covered California Health Exchange

Auditor Assesses Covered California Health Exchange

The State Auditor has produced a report assessing how the state is faring with Covered California, its insurance exchange mandated under the federal health-care overhaul. California committed to building the exchange early, unlike Republican-controlled holdout states. It also had the largest uninsured population of any state as of 2011, so [...]

With Aetna & United Out of CA, Who’s Moving In?

With Aetna & United Out of CA, Who’s Moving In?

Given Aetna and United's scale and operations, the two payers were perfectly suited to help absorb the rush of newly insured patients in what's likely to be a bumpy transition next year. But United and Aetna's loss may be overstated. For example, the ACA offers more protections for consumers who need to shop around if their plans stop offering [...]

Obamacare Provision Delayed – Employers Get Extra Year

Obamacare Provision Delayed – Employers Get Extra Year

The requirement that businesses provide their workers with health insurance or face fines - a key provision contained in President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law - will be delayed by one year, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. The delay came after business owners expressed concerns about the complexity of the reporting requirements, [...]

13 Insurers Involved in Covered California Including Anthem, BCBS and Kaiser

13 Insurers Involved in Covered California Including Anthem, BCBS and Kaiser

Covered California unveiled the 13 health insurers who have agreed to be part of the marketplace, including the state's largest health insurers such as Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente. At least 5.3 million Californians could be eligible for coverage under Covered California. Of those, at least 2.6 million may be eligible for [...]

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 [...]

Health Insurance Exchange Granted Secrecy

Health Insurance Exchange Granted Secrecy

A California law that created an agency to oversee national health care reforms granted it broad authority to conceal spending on the contractors that will perform most of its functions, potentially shielding the public from seeing how hundreds of millions of dollars are spent. The degree of secrecy afforded Covered California appears unique among [...]

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