Many Covered California members, doctors and even agents are frustrated with the treatment of Health Insurance Companies in California. Doctors who were original enrolled in Covered California’s health insurance networks are deciding to dis-enroll as the billing processing is to difficult and time consuming and the fee-structure is to low. Furthermore, Anthem listed nearly 1000 doctors […]
Covered California Members, Doctors and Agents are frustrated with Health Insurance Industry in California
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act many small business will transition in 2014 to the new metallic plans, when they are due for renewal. Before making that change, those business need to be informed, and will need to educate their employees about the upcoming changes. In contrast to the individual health insurance market, […]
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 November 15 2014 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 consumer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
About Barbara SchmalzBarbara's strong sense of organization and hard work has allowed her to be a successful business expert in Los Angeles for 20 years. After handling the insurance matters for a manufacturing company for 5 years, Barbara decided to found Solid Health Insurance Services.
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