Covered California Announces 2016 Rate Increase

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California announced its rates for 2016 and unveiled which health insurance companies will be offering plans through the marketplace. The statewide weighted average increase will be 4 percent, which is lower than last year’s increase of 4.2 percent and represents a dramatic change from the trends that individuals faced in the…

LGBT and Covered CA- What You Should Know

Health coverage for same-sex married couples For coverage starting in 2015, an insurance company that offers health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must do the same for same-sex spouses. Many insurers already offer this protection. Protections against discrimination As long as a couple is married in a jurisdiction with legal authority to authorize the marriage, an…