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

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

Quotebroker jointly hosting Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce’s “2016 ACA Regulation and Employment Law Update”

On October 14, 2015 Quotebroker is proud to co-host the Santa Clarita Chamber’s 2016 update on ACA regulations and employment law.  Together with Brian Koegle of Poole and Shaffery, LLP and Matteo Dinolfo, MD, medical director at UCLA Health, Quotebroker will present: The latest ACA regulations, administrative guidelines and penalties Healthcare system reforms 2015/16 employment law update, including minimum wage changes and potential effects on... Read Article

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.... Read Article

CoveredCA announces plans, rates and carriers for 2015 health insurance exchange

Late last week CoveredCA, California’s state-based health insurance exchange, announced its 2015 rate increase and carriers via press release on their homepage.  You as the consumer likely have many questions. Is my health insurance rate increasing? Are we getting any new carriers on the CoveredCA exchange? In short, not much will change in 2015. First, the carriers. In 2015, the carriers that will be offered... Read Article