Archives for 2013

California will not allow President Obama’s Obamacare “fix” – Health plans scheduled to cancel as anticipated

Despite the president’s wishes to the contrary, California yesterday rejected his plan to allow individuals to keep their current health plans through 2014.   In a press release, insurance commissioner Dave Jones expressed disappointment in the state health care exchange, CoveredCA, not allowing this provision to go through: Over a millionCalifornians have received cancellation notices from their health insurer. On behalf of these policyholders I... Read Article

President Obama allows individuals to keep their insurance plans through 2014

November 14, 2013– This morning, President Obama made an important announcement allowing individuals to keep their current healthcare policy in 2014, even if they do not meet the Affordable Care Act standards of coverage. The bigger issue is how California will respond.  The State of California DOI Commissioner, California Exchange (Covered California) and Companies offering coverage will need to decide whether or not to follow... Read Article

Obamacare’s “Wedding Tax” and the Perks of Cohabitation

Wedding days are typically one of the happiest days of a couple’s new life together, and also one of the costliest.  Under the Affordable Care Act, they are about to get a whole lot costlier. While millions of families will benefit from Obamacare’s Premium Subsidy program, a little-publicized feature of the law will adversely affect married couples.  How could a government program to hand out... Read Article

CoveredCA provider directory still not available

CoveredCA, the California state based health exchange, opened it’s doors earlier this week to much fanfare- and deservedly so. It’s the first time all California citizens have been able to access healthcare regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, and CoveredCA is the conduit for access.  However, three days in and there are still many questions to be answered by the state agency before a complete and... Read Article

Obamacare Open Enrollment Made Easy

Many think Obamacare is complicated. Let’s keep this simple: 866-SUBSIDY That’s all you’ll need to enroll. Or if you just want to ask Obamacare-related questions. Or non- Obamacare related questions. Call the number, speak with a real live human.  It’s that simple. We’ll make it easy for you.... Read Article