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…

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…

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…

COVERED CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES RATES FOR 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Line: (916) 205-8403 July 31, 2014 COVERED CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES RATES FOR 2015; RIGOROUS NEGOTIATIONS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES KEEP RATE INCREASES LOW AND CHOICES ROBUST Strong Enrollment for 2014 Prompts Balanced Risk Pool and Competition.                                …