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Friday Free Read: The One That Got Away

Much has been made recently of the standout job Covered California, the state's new health insurance marketplace, has done in recruiting the already existing health carriers to their cause.  On the surface, it was not a tough sale: Covered California is asking carriers "Please sell your product to our citizens, and not only will we advertise your product through traditional means as well as human...

Benefit Breakdown: Beware the Subsidy Cliff

This fall, millions of Americans will take advantage of generous government subsidies meant to assist consumers in purchasing their health insurance policies.  As the law is designed, the less you make, the more you earn in subsidies.  However, what happens if you exceed your subsidy threshold, even by a single dollar?  Dan Mangan at CNBC.com attempted to answer that question today in his article, "Look Out Below!...

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 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...