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Getting Ready for the Annual Open Enrollment Period for Californians over 65 years.

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD  MEDICARE REVIEW SHEET( OCT15- DEC 7 TH) Please circle your choices Drug Name or None Circle one Dosage per day Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand Generic / Name Brand   Current Medicare Plan […]

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Grace Period for late payment on health insurance differ for off-exchange health plans versus subsidies health plan

Grace periods differ for health insurance policy holders who get government subsidies Did you know that heath insurance members  have a different grace periods for overdue payments on their health insurance , depending on whether they get a government subsidy to help pay the cost of their monthly premiums? Health Insurance Policyholders who do not get a government premium […]

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IRS penalize employers who contribute tax-free moneys towards paying individual health insurance

California employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums. However  the Obama administration has objected to this procedure. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be […]

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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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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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Will I qualify for a financial subsidy in the California state heath exchange?

Many Californians are confused if they qualify for a financial subsidy in the California health exchange, Covered California. Starting in 2014, cost-sharing subsidies and tax credits will lower the cost of health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for health coverage. Many Americans will qualify for a federal subsidy to pay for their health insurance premiums, which […]

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Health Care Exchange Questions raises Californians Anxiety level

 Everyday you are probably receiving more and more information, through print, radio and television, about the upcoming health care reforms in California. Not understanding the changes can easily causes anxiety. While there is not yet much detailed information available about the changes, it is still important to have some understanding in order to make an […]

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Covered California, the state’s health exchange gives out $ 37 million for consumer education

Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange in California will spend $37 million in grants to begin the massive task of educating millions of Californians about the new healthcare law. Of the $37 million , $ 34 million are dedicated for the education of consumers and  $ 3 million for small business. The grants will […]

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Good news for affordable health insurance in Santa Monica, Anthem reduces rate

Good news Anthemjust informed that they are going ahead with the rate reduction for their policy holders, maybe, affordable health insurance in Santa Monica is still possible. After a steep premium increase for Individual health insurance policy holder of approx. 18 %  in February ,Anthem agreed with California Department of Managed Healthcare and the California Department of Insurance […]

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10 healthy tips to get fit this Spring in Santa Monica

As I am always looking out for you to find affordable healthinsurance in Santa Monica, Brentwood and the rest of Los Angeles, it is important to stay healthy and fit this Spring. Here are 10 easy steps to increase your energy and give you a greater level of health and fitness. 1. Drink a glass […]

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