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2019 Open Enrollment Period Has Just Begun!

2019 Open Enrollment Period Has Just Begun!

Starting today, October 15th, 2018 to January 15th, 2019, anyone that is lawfully present California resident can enroll in Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance without a qualifying life event. During this Open Enrollment Period, you can apply for individual...

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Alphabet’s New $375 Million Investment in Oscar Health

Alphabet’s New $375 Million Investment in Oscar Health

Oscar, an innovative, successful insurance carrier serving Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco for 3 years, has just announced that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is planning to invest $375 million in the company. Alphabet had previously invested in...

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SB 910 May Ban Short-Term Medical Plans in California

SB 910 May Ban Short-Term Medical Plans in California

With the health insurance tax penalty going away in 2019 for those who do not enroll in Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance plans, many healthy individuals will be attracted to short-term medical plans as a substitute. Short-term medical plans are designed...

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2019 Individual Health Insurance Premiums Set to Rise 8.7%

2019 Individual Health Insurance Premiums Set to Rise 8.7%

 Covered California has just released their 2019 individual market rates increase for the 2019 individual health insurance marketplace. The weighted average rate change will be 8.7 percent.  For a wide part of Los Angeles (Region 16) will follow the 8.6 percent...

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Small Group Insurance – Understanding the Basics

Small Group Insurance – Understanding the Basics

Are you a small business owner looking to offer group benefits? You must first ask yourself, are you really a small business? What even is a small group in regards to group health insurance? A small group employer in the eyes of the CA Department of Insurance is:...

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Association Plans and Their Threat to the ACA

Association Plans and Their Threat to the ACA

Starting September 1st, 2018, small businesses will have easier access to association health insurance plans due to an executive order President Trump signed on October 12, 2017. The executive order intended to address the limited choice given to small businesses by...

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New Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

New Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

Under President Trump's administration, we have seen several significant challenges to the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, we saw Trumpcare or the American Health Care Act (AHCA) pass the House yet failed to pass the Senate. However, Trump successfully passed a federal...

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Graduating from School and In Need of Insurance?

Graduating from School and In Need of Insurance?

Are you going to or have you recently graduated? If so, congratulations on your success and best of wishes on your career! With graduation season in full-swing, many grads are applying for jobs, preparing resumes, transitioning into careers, going on vacation or even...

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