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The Annual Open Enrollment Period starts October 15 th for Californians over 65 years old

The Annual Open Enrollment starts October 15th and ends December 7th. In this period Medicare eligible Americans should review their Medicare Advantage and Prescription Plans to see if the plans of 2015 still fits their needs. Please reevaluate if you are taken any new prescription drugs of if possible your existing Medicare Advantage Plan is […]

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Covered California subsidy guidelines for 2015

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act many Californians receive subsidies based on their modified adjusted gross income ( line item 38 on your 1040 tax form or line 22 of your 1040A form)  and the Federal Poverty Level. For 2015 Covered California will base the subsidy on the  Federal Poverty Level 2014 guidelines. The 2014 Federal […]

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Health Care Subsidy Ruling has no immediate impact for California

Two federal appeals courts have recently issued contradictory rulings on whether individuals enrolling in health plans offered through Marketplaces run by the federal government are eligible for subsidies to help pay for their coverage. These ruling has no impact for California as  Covered California is a state run exchange. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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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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Covered California Members, Doctors and Agents are frustrated with Health Insurance Industry in California

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 […]

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Affordable Small Group Health Insurance with the changes of the Affordable Care Act

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, […]

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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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