Category: Group Health Insurance

Avoiding Obamacare: How to Avoid the Penalty Tax While Remaining Covered

Obamacare Open Enrollment starts October 1- just a few days from now. For many people, that day has been long anticipated as a day marking the enrollment in improved plan designs and premium subsidy payments from the government.  Others who may not be so positively affected by the changes are indifferent or even actively against health care reform.  Do you want to avoid new Obamacare...

Friday Free Read: Will Obamacare help small businesses? The Wall Street Journal weighs in

What happens when you mix a Senior Fellow at one of the foremost political thinktanks with an MIT professor of economics? A Wall Street Journal article, of course. Michael D Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics at MIT, both weighed in on the Affordable Care Act in an article for the Wall Street Journal this week.  The topic?...

Covered California Announces Contracts with Insurance Carriers

CoveredCA, California's state-based health exchange, today announced that 12 carriers have signed their contracts to participate in the upcoming service year, starting January 1, 2014.  Those carriers include: Alameda Alliance for Health Anthem Blue Cross of California Blue Shield of California Chinese Community Health Plan Contra Costa Health Plan Health Net Kaiser Permanente L.A. Care Health Plan Molina Healthcare Sharp Health Plan Valley Health Plan...

Covered California reveals 2014 standard benefit plan designs

Covered California, California's health insurance marketplace, has published on their site the standard benefit health insurance plan designs for the upcoming 2014 coverage year.  Plans will be divided into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Take a look at the chart here: The big change to the current market is going to be the deductible levels.  Currently, none of the major California health insurance carriers are...

Anthem Blue Cross releases website to help members understand health care reform

Anthem Blue Cross, one of California's largest insurance carriers for the Individual and Family Plan (IFP) market, today sent their members their inaugural newsletter, entitled "Inside My Plan."  Inside this newsletter is a link to their site healthcarereform4you.com .   Healthcarereform4you.com is Anthem's resource to dissemination health care reform and Affordable Care Act information, detailing the timeline for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, what health care reform...