Anthem Blue Cross (all but) pulling out of California

      The lead was certainly the 12.5% average rate increase for CoveredCA health plan holders, but the more shocking revelation from the CoveredCA press release this morning was the announcement that Anthem will withdraw from 16 of 19 regions in California. The 3 remaining regions are 1, 7 and 10, the counties belonging to which can be found here.  Region 1 includes the... Read Article

Missed open enrollment? 3 ways to get health insurance anyway

The much-publicized deadline to enroll in health insurance has come and gone as of January 31st.  Consumers now enter a new world where they can no longer enroll in health insurance or jump between health insurance carriers freely.  However, there are still ways to get health insurance in the new “offseason” created by the Affordable Care Act. Special Enrollment Periods for those with Qualifying Events... Read Article

Filing your tax returns just got a little more annoying: How to prove you don’t owe an ACA penalty

Winter is almost over and that means three things: Looking forward to that first day you can wake up and ignore your parka as you leave the house Pitchers and catchers are reporting It’s time to do your taxes As if that last point wasn’t annoying enough, recent Affordable Care Act regulations have made filing your taxes even more complicated. Luckily without even knowing it... Read Article

CoveredCA 2016 Standard Benefit Grid at a glance

In anticipation of 2016’s health insurance Open Enrollment season, here is the CoveredCA 2016 Benefit Grid showing the differences between the various plans offered.  Some quick notes on how to read these benefits: The first 2 plans (Bronze, Silver) and the last 2 plans (Gold,Platinum) are going to be the plans applicable to the majority of people Only those earning within certain income limits have access to the... Read Article

How to get help paying for your health insurance – step by step walkthrough

This morning’s blog topic is a cross-post from the Quotebroker YouTube Channel. In the attached video we’ll show you how to submit your information to see if you are eligible for assistance in paying for your health insurance, otherwise known as your Obamacare subsidy.  Take 5 minutes to watch the video and fill out the form and you’ll receive your customized proposal in 24 hours.... Read Article