Don’t Forget to Update Your Health Insurance Now, 2024 Graduates

Cheers to all the new graduates of 2024! Celebrating the Class of 2024! This year’s graduates have faced many challenges, from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic to navigating various protests. Despite these difficulties, they have shown incredible resilience...

Navigating Uncertainty: Blue Shield vs. Providence Negotiation Standoff

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, negotiations between insurance carriers and healthcare systems are critical for ensuring patients have access to the care they need and premiums they can afford. However, recent events have highlighted the challenges and...

Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for 2024

The Federal Poverty Level ( FPL) is a benchmark to assess individuals’ and families’ income levels relative to the federal poverty threshold. In California, health insurance premiums frequently adapt positively based on income in relation to the FPL....
Special Enrollment Period 2024

Special Enrollment Period 2024

Starting February 1, 2024, the Annual Open Enrollment Period ends and the Special Enrollment Period begins. During the Special Enrollment Period from February 1st to October 31st, 2024, anyone seeking to enroll in or change their existing health insurance must have...

Optum and Providence bid farewell to Anthem’s Individual Health Insurance

Optum and St. Joseph Providence Health will terminate their health maintenance organization (HMO) agreements with Anthem Blue Cross effective January 1, 2024. As a result, Optum and Providence Health will no longer be part of the Anthem Blue Cross Commercial Pathway...