Quotebroker jointly hosting Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce’s “2016 ACA Regulation and Employment Law Update”

On October 14, 2015 Quotebroker is proud to co-host the Santa Clarita Chamber’s 2016 update on ACA regulations and employment law.  Together with Brian Koegle of Poole and Shaffery, LLP and Matteo Dinolfo, MD, medical director at UCLA Health, Quotebroker will present: The latest ACA regulations, administrative guidelines and penalties Healthcare system reforms 2015/16 employment law update, including minimum wage changes and potential effects on... Read Article

A deeper look at CoveredCA’s 2016 rate increase with the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting’s Emily Bazar

Last month Quotebroker collaborated with Emily Bazar, columnist and senior writer for the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, to look deeper into CoveredCa’s 2016 rate adjustment announcement. CoveredCA’s focus was on a relatively modest weighted rate increase of only 4.0%.  However, Emily and I dug deeper into the proposed benefit summaries to unearth some important changes that helped CoveredCA keep the 2016 rates in check.... Read Article

Benefit Breakdown: Media coverage of CoveredCA rate release buries lede as 2016 plans offer decreased benefits

Yesterday CoveredCA released their 2016 rates and carriers and generally received a favorable reception from media outlets: Doomsday isn't today: Obamacare rates to rise 4% in Calif. as insurers compete in biggest exchange #ACA http://t.co/Vjcgkfbu9G — Chad Terhune (@chadterhune) July 27, 2015 2016: 10 health plans have avg rated increase of 4%. It shows the ACA is working for Californians. @CoveredCA — Health Access CA... Read Article

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... Read Article

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean?

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean? The Obama administration has released a report detailing the enrollment numbers from the first enrollment period.  Note that these numbers are still incomplete, as final enrollments were still trickling in from the two week grace period given to consumers who had difficulty enrolling before March 31, 2014.  The big number that has been bandied about... Read Article