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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Covered California, California’s State Insurance Exchange announces Dental Insurance Plans for Children
Covered California, the State Health Insurance Exchange in California announced recently the Dental Health Insurance Plans for children. California’s children will get expanded opportunities for better dental health, thanks to Covered California’s offerings of children’s dental insurance plans. The plans are for children up to 19-years-old. Purchase of the children’s dental insurance plan is not required. […]
Covered California announces the insurance carriers for the small business exchange SHOP in California
The California Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, announced on August 1, 2013, the planned participants for the new Small Group Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace. Six health insurance plans will be made available to the 500,000 small businesses across the state expected to purchase group health insurance through Covered California. Some of these groups may […]
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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