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...

Covered California hosts "Ask Me Anything" Reddit chat

Peter Lee, executive director of California health exchange Covered California, took some time today to field questions from Reddit users.  Topics were wide ranging, and Mr. Lee answered the majority of questions put before him, including several follow up questions.  Some highlights: On Guaranteed Issue health insurance: One of the BIG DEAL changes to health insurance that starts 1/1/14 is that health insurance companies need...

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...