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 […]
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 […]
Los Angeles Health Insurance Shoppers learn that Lower Health Insurance Premiums Means Fewer Choices. While Federal officials have claimed that health insurance will cost less than expected under the Affordable Care Act, they seldom mention one of the most significant reasons. In an effort to cut costs, many insurers are dramatically limiting the number of […]
Small Business Renew Early to avoid Rise in Premium in their group health insurance plans in Los Angeles
Small Businesses in Los Angeles renew early their current group health insurance plan to avoid rise in premium rates in 2014, while implementing the ACA ( Affordable Care Act ) health plans. With some of the recent changes brought on by the new health care reform, many small business are finding ways to circumvent some of the frustrations […]
Will my doctor and hospital be in the network of the California health exchange , Covered California?
Will my doctor and hospital be in the network of the California Health exchange , Covered California? Unfortunately, many of the new ACA health plans will have a smaller network than you currently have. Therefore, it is critical to research if your doctor is in the network of the exchange health plans. For example, in […]
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 […]
Shop the insurance market – on and off the State Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California. With the introduction of the California State Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California, all policyholders in California should compare their current health insurance plan with the new qualified health plans. These health plans are guaranteed to provide essential levels of coverage […]
The new 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey released last week shows that premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage rose only moderately from last year but at a rate still well in excess of wage increases and the general inflation rate. The Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust survey found that premiums for family coverage rose […]
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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