Missed the Exchange Deadline But Need Insurance

If you missed the deadline to enroll in a plan with Covered CA or directly with a carrier, there are options.  Short term plans are available that will provide good coverage until the next enrollment period begins.  These plans do not comply with the Healthcare Reform because they do not offer coverage for pre-existing conditions.…

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…

Paid Sick Leave Mandatory Effective July 1, 2015

Reposted from 6/10/15 BenefitMall blog: BenefitMall California Now Requires Employers to Cover Paid Sick Leave for Employees Starting July 1, 2015, California employers are required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. California becomes the second state to apply this statewide mandate, following Connecticut. This law, called the Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014,…

Vote No on Prop 45

Join us in voting No on Prop 45.  This proposition gives the Insurance Commissioner sole control over health insurance premiums but fails to address medical costs or treatments. If approved by voters, the initiative would:[1] Require changes to health insurance rates, or anything else affecting the charges associated with health insurance, to be approved by…