Covered California


You may pay less in 2020: Changes coming to Covered California

As the saying goes, nothing is so constant as change. There are many changes in health insurance in California for 2020. Readers may recall the federal government issued a statement it would not enforce the individual health insurance mandate in 2019. However, California passed legislation requiring that individuals have health insurance in 2020. Non-compliance will result […]

Valley customers to see stark reduction in medical plan rates

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY—When it comes to California health care, Valley counties are getting a significant break in 2020. According to Covered California, health insurance coverage will be more affordable than ever for many people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa and Tulare counties thanks to new financial help and competitive rates. Covered California announced the […]

Prepare Now for New State Individual Health Care Mandate, California Franchise Tax Board Says

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  September 1, 2019 – The State of California is working to reduce the number of uninsured families with the adoption of a new state individual health care mandate. Here are three things California residents need to know: 1. Make sure you have health coverage The mandate, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, […]

Covered California selects The Joint Commission for certification incentive — 3 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | December 06, 2017 | Print  | Email   Covered California selected The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Certification as an incentive option for members. Here’s what you should know: 1. California-specific ambulatory care organizations, hospitals and critical access hospitals that offer primary care services can now fulfill Covered California’s incentives by earning The Joint Commission’s PCMH […]

Covered California enrollment up 28 percent so far

By Catherine Ho December 6, 2017 Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Pedestrians walk past signs for Covered California in the windows of the Asian Health Services offices in January. Roughly 1.3 million Californians are enrolled in plans through the exchange. Enrollment in health plans on Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange created by the […]

ABC7 SoCal Spotlight: Covered California

Saturday, November 04, 2017 08:21AM Open enrollment for health coverage in California for 2019 is happening now and will end on January 31, 2018. We are putting health insurance in the SoCal Spotlight with James Scullary from Covered California. Covered California is the health insurance marketplace in the state of California that negotiates on behalf […]

Surcharge could hit Covered California customers

Paul SissonContact Reporter Thousands of Covered California policyholders can save money this year by paying extra attention to a few unprecedented changes which could dramatically affect the cost of health coverage in 2018. President Donald Trump’s recent order to withhold special payments to health insurance companies, and a decision by Anthem Blue Cross to pull […]

Covered California addresses enrollment uncertainty in Salinas

Cristian Ponce, The CalifornianPublished 5:48 p.m. PT Nov. 7, 2017 (Photo: Cristian Ponce) Covered California made a stop in Salinas as a part of their ‘Covered in Art’ statewide bus tour on Tuesday to spread awareness and bring calm in regard to the uncertainty in Washington and the status of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re here in […]

Anthem eases up on 2018 health insurance premium hikes after pressure from California

Chad Terhune Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross agreed to reduce two planned premium increases for 2018 after California regulators questioned the company’s rationale for raising rates by as much as it had initially proposed. The scaled-back rate hikes, in the individual and small-employer markets, will reduce premiums by $114 million, state officials said. The California […]