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 […]
Anthem raises health insurance premium In April up to 25% on their grandfathered Plans – It makes sense to switch!
Obviously Anthem of California does want to get rid off their grandfathered plans in California. The announcement of a premium increase of up to 25 percent on their grandfathered plans, due to increasing health care cost is pretty unreasonable, otherwise Anthem’s new ACA ( affordable care act) plans should have been also increased. In my […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Covered California announces that Anthem, Blue Shield and Kaiser will participate in California in the State Exchang
Covered California announced today the insurance carrier who will participate in California’s State Health Exchange. Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente — which account for nearly 87% of the individual market in the state — have chosen to participate in the exchange. Meanwhile three prominent health insurers — Aetna, Cigna and […]
Confusing Penalties for companies over 50 employees, will frustrate business owner in Brentwood and the rest of California
In 2014 the Obamacare will be in effect and many small business owner and midsize owner are very confused by all the different penalties by not offering health insurance to their employees in Brentwood and the rest of California. Small Companies are companies, which have less than 50 employees ,each employee is working more than 30 hours […]
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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