Category: Insurance Quotes

Transition 2014: A Californian’s Guide to their Obamacare Transition Options

Obamacare is coming!  In just a few short weeks, Covered California, California’s state-based health insurance exchange, will begin accepting applications for new Obamacare-compliant health plans that will start in January of 2014.  This guide is designed to help you, the California consumer, match your current situation to the choices you will have when enrolling in your new plan this fall. First, let’s address those of...

Covered California Reveals Small Business Health Plans via SHOP Exchange

Last week CoveredCA, California's state-based health insurance exchange,  announced the carriers, plans and rates for its Small Business Health Options program.  These health insurance plans will be available to qualified small businesses with 50 or fewer employees in California.  Carriers offered include Blue Shield of California, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, SHARP Health Plan, Western Health Advantage and Chinese Community Health Plan.  Anthem Blue Cross is noticeably absent,...

Big news for employers- ACA's "Employer Mandate" implementation delayed until 2015

Big news just released by the Obama administration. The "Employer Mandate", the provision of the ACA which requires employers with 50+ employees to offer coverage, has been delayed until 2015. While the vast majority of businesses larger than 50 employees already offer coverage, this is going to greatly affect those that do not. For employers, this is good news. With the penalty for not providing...

CoveredCa names participating carriers; releases 2014 health plan benefit designs, sample pricing

CoveredCA, the California state health insurance exchange, has released today the names of the health insurance carriers that will be contributing to their health care marketplace when the program goes live on January 1, 2014.  In all, thirteen carriers will participate in this marketplace, including: • Alameda Alliance for Health • Anthem Blue Cross of California • Blue Shield of California • Chinese Community Health Plan...

Highlights from CoveredCA Health Benefit Exchange meeting 05/07/2013 led by Peter Lee

CoveredCA held its most latest meeting today, May 7th 2013 and released some big updates regarding California healthcare reform.  Among the highlights were: Insurers participating in CoveredCA will be announced May 23, 2013. The latest draft of the Model Contract was released, the "living document" upon which all insurer contracts will be based. Participating insurers will be required to terminate all ACA non-compliant plans on December...