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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
The U.S. government announced it will move to an “honor system” in 2014 for coverage and income verification. States operating marketplaces, such as Covered California in California will not be required to confirm a consumer’s statement that he or she does not have employer-sponsored coverage, nor will states have to verify reported income, which determines […]
The Obama administration announced that the employer mandate aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will be delayed by one year to 2015. This mandate requires businesses with 50 or more workers to provide health insurance coverage to employees, or pay a penalty. As a result, the administration will start enforcing the […]
United Health Care, one of the leading health insurance provider in the country, just announced to leave the Individual Health Insurance market in California. This move follows Aetna‘s recent announcement to stop selling individual policies and discontinue services for all individual policyholders in California by the end of the year. With only 8,000 individual policy […]
Aetna‘s answer to Obama’s health insurance reform is to discontinue individual health insurance services starting December 31 2013 in California. Effective July 1, 2013, Aetna will no longer offer Aetna Advantage Plans for Individuals, Families and the Self-Employed in California. California applications (online or paper) received by their underwriting department requesting an August 1, 2013 or […]
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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