Covered California announces rates for 2015; the Los Angeles region will have a 4.3 % price increase which is 0.1% higher than the 4.2% state average these are welcome news for all Angelnos. Ten insurance carrier participating in Covered California 2014 remain in 2015. Aetna, UHC, Assurant and Cigna are still not partnering with Covered California. Kaiser […]
With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act , and the intention that every American should be enrolled in health insurance, the cancellation policy due to missed payment of the insurance carriers need to be revised. In the last 2 months especially Anthem in California has cancelled policy holders health insurance coverage for missed premium […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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