Tag: California Health Insurance Exchange

Anthem Blue Cross agrees to pay $8.3 million to California clients to settle class action lawsuit

    On Tuesday it was announced that Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to reumburse $8.3 million dollars to approximately 50,000 California clients. The payment is the result of a settlement to a 2011 lawsuit alleging that the carrier made changes to client health plans mid-year.  In addition to an informational website being established, notices of the settlement will be mailed to affected subscribers.  Checks...

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....

California will not allow President Obama's Obamacare "fix" - Health plans scheduled to cancel as anticipated

Despite the president's wishes to the contrary, California yesterday rejected his plan to allow individuals to keep their current health plans through 2014.   In a press release, insurance commissioner Dave Jones expressed disappointment in the state health care exchange, CoveredCA, not allowing this provision to go through: Over a millionCalifornians have received cancellation notices from their health insurer. On behalf of these policyholders I...

Obamacare Open Enrollment Made Easy

Many think Obamacare is complicated. Let's keep this simple: 866-SUBSIDY That's all you'll need to enroll. Or if you just want to ask Obamacare-related questions. Or non- Obamacare related questions. Call the number, speak with a real live human.  It's that simple. We'll make it easy for you....

Obamacare 101: Health Care Reform FAQ - en Español

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H9ND8EATNP4 Not to be outdone, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released their popular Health Care reform video guide in Spanish as well. Watch as "Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare." Spanish-speaking consumers will go from "know-nothing" to "Know-it-all" in just seven minutes. Further questions/preguntas? Ask away! If you prefer to receive your options over the phone, simply dial 866-SUBSIDY or 800-783-0802