CoveredCA rates set to rise an average of 13.2% in 2017

We knew this day was coming. Every year sometime between your fourth of July BBQ and your Labor Day BBQ, CoveredCA releases the upcoming year’s new plan and rate information for carriers participating on their exchange.  Every year since its inception, CoveredCA’s detractors have promised “sky-high” rate increases, but thus far the actual changes have been fairly mild at 4% each year.  That ends today:... Read Article

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean?

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean? The Obama administration has released a report detailing the enrollment numbers from the first enrollment period.  Note that these numbers are still incomplete, as final enrollments were still trickling in from the two week grace period given to consumers who had difficulty enrolling before March 31, 2014.  The big number that has been bandied about... Read Article

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... Read Article

CoveredCA provider directory still not available

CoveredCA, the California state based health exchange, opened it’s doors earlier this week to much fanfare- and deservedly so. It’s the first time all California citizens have been able to access healthcare regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, and CoveredCA is the conduit for access.  However, three days in and there are still many questions to be answered by the state agency before a complete and... Read Article

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.... Read Article