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 [...]
Covered California announces that Anthem, Blue Shield and Kaiser will participate in California in the State Exchang
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 [...]
How much will it cost to buy health insurance on the state health exchange, Covered California, In California
Although we do not have the final rates yet for the health insurance premium for the state health exchange in California, Covered CA, we know the main factor which will determine the premium of the state exchange. 1) Age, Regional Area and smoking status 2) How much coverage you choose to purchase (you can [...]
In 2014 small business owners in California have to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as part of the health care reform. ACA requires business with 50 or more full-time workers to provide a minimum level of affordable health care coverage or pay a penalty, which starts at $ 2000 for each full-time employee after the [...]
The Health care reform law mandates that California implements a Group Health Insurance Exchange, called SHOP, the Small Business Health Option Program, in which Small Business can buy their health insurance. Initially in 2014, SHOP exchanges will limit eligibility to only businesses with up to 50 employees and will expand in 2015 up to 100 [...]
With all the media one wonders how the Individual Health Insurance Market look like in Santa Monica in 2014. Starting in 2014, the health insurance market in Santa Monica and the rest of California should be simpler and more affordable for Individuals and Families to purchase health insurance that can’t be denied or canceled due [...]
Good news Anthemjust informed that they are going ahead with the rate reduction for their policy holders, maybe, affordable health insurance in Santa Monica is still possible. After a steep premium increase for Individual health insurance policy holder of approx. 18 % in February ,Anthem agreed with California Department of Managed Healthcare and the California Department of Insurance [...]
Anthem rate increase revised by act of insurance commissioner – there is hope for affordable health insurance in Santa Monica and the rest of California
Anthem will reduce their most recent health insurance premium increase due to active negotiations with the insurance commissioner- there is still hope for affordable health insurance in Santa Monica and the rest of California. Many of you may have seen news coverage about our agreement with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) to reduce our [...]
What will be the penalty for not having health insurance in 2014 in Santa Monica and the rest of California ?
Starting in 2014 there will be a penalty for not having health insurance in Santa Monica , California and the rest of the USA. The penalty for 2014 will be with $ 95 annual per person low. But the penalty will increase in 2015 to $ 325 and in 2016 to $ 695 and will [...]
What will the health insurance exchange in Santa Monica and the rest of California look like? The principle is based on a Tier program of insurance plans. There will be four tiers of insurance: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Plans. Insurers who offer the Platinum Plan can charge higher premiums but will pay 90 percent [...]
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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