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Special Enrollment Period – what are the qualifying events to sign up for health insurance in California

The 2014  Open Enrollment period for obtaining health insurance is over in California . After that period, the Special Enrollment Period begins. The Special Enrollment Period runs from April 1st through December 31st and it allows Californians, who experience a qualifying event to enroll in a new health insurance plan or make changes to an existing one. A […]

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Californians welcome the Afforable Health Care Act

The first open enrollment period for obtaining health insurance is over and has been very successful in California.  March being the unprecedented month, more than 340,000 Californians rushed to sign up before the Open Enrollment Period ended. Covered California had planned fewer than 700,000 sign ups but as of now over 1.2 Million Californians have […]

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Obama grants a two year extension for individual to remain on their old health plans – what does that mean for California?

Yesterday President Obama announced a two year extension for individuals to remain on their old health plans, which are not ACA compliant.  Even California’s insurance commissioner Dave Jones supports Obama wish and urged Covered California to reconsider their point of view.In In November  Covered California denounced President Obama’s wish and did not allow the extension of […]

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Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance ends March 31st , how successful is Covered CA so far?

The Open Enrollment Period for obtaining Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends March 31, 2014. More than 1.7 million Californians have signed up since October 1st, according to the state exchange ,Covered California . At least approx. 630,000 applicants are eligible for federal tax subsidies. Another 877,000 Californians were determined to be eligible […]

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Covered California’s website down since four days – Californians should demand an extension of the enrollment period

While we get blasted with  radio advertising  that Covered California is open for business and ready to enroll, unfortunately the website has not been working since Wednesday February 18th. (Today is day four of a nonworking website) It would be only fair that Californians get an extension on the enrollment period  beyond March 31st. The […]

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Anthem raises health insurance premium In April up to 25% on their grandfathered Plans – It makes sense to switch!

Obviously Anthem of California does want to get rid off their grandfathered plans in California. The announcement of a premium increase of up to 25 percent on their grandfathered plans, due to increasing health care cost is pretty unreasonable, otherwise Anthem’s new ACA ( affordable care act)  plans should have been also increased. In my […]

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Californians Patience Level is tested with the Obamacare

 Most Californians patience level has been tested in the last 2 months since introduction of the ACA Plans, and unfortunately I still must ask you to tolerate more patience as there are too many unknowns. It is up to insurance commissioner Dave Jones now to determine if Californians can remain for another year on their […]

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Good News for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Policy Holders able to keep their existing policies longer in California

Good News for exisiting Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield policy holders California Insurance Dave Jones was able to extend the premature cancellation of 104,000 individual market health insurance policies by Anthem Blue Cross, and what led the California Department of Insurance to temporarily reinstate those policies. Anthem was cancelling non-grandfathered individual-market policies, the kind […]

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Not only Website flaws of Covered California make it harder to shop for affordable health insurance in Los Angeles and the rest of California

We all reading with much frustration that the website of Covered California and the Federal Exchange website has many flaws. Today in an interview at NPR in Los Angeles a computer expert mentioned that basic security issues were not addressed. When setting up your account, the 5 security questions you answer, are not encrypted which […]

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Rocky start to find affordable health insurance in Los Angeles, California in 2014

It has been more than a rocky start to find affordable health insurance for 2014 in Los Angeles and throughout California. Not only computer glitches, long telephone waiting line but more important missing information such as provider networks and final approved insurance rates causing millions of Californians to  delay their  final decision which insurance plans to […]

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