Category: California Health Insurance

CoveredCA announces plans, rates and carriers for 2015 health insurance exchange

Late last week CoveredCA, California’s state-based health insurance exchange, announced its 2015 rate increase and carriers via press release on their homepage.  You as the consumer likely have many questions. Is my health insurance rate increasing? Are we getting any new carriers on the CoveredCA exchange? In short, not much will change in 2015. First, the carriers. In 2015, the carriers that will be offered...

California governor signs legislation allowing small groups to keep health benefits through 2015

California businesses with small group health insurance got some good news last week when Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1446 into law. The legislation allows so-called "grandmothered plans"- plans from before the 2014 ACA changeover that are not ACA compliant but were allowed to be kept anyway- to be renewed for another year and kept through 2015. This is a win for small business owners...

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...

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...

CoveredCA 's Obamacare Open Enrollment is LIVE tomorrow, 10/1/2013

That's right, Obamacare goes LIVE tomorrow morning, October 1, 2013 through Open Enrollment via CoveredCA, the California state health exchange. Here's a quick checklist for youThere's still time to pre-register your information so you receive a quote before those who haven'tWhile Open enrollment starts 10/1/2013, your plan will start 1/1/2014. DO NOT CANCEL your current plan.You can still enroll in plans with a 2013 effective...