Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row.
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More than 144,000 residents have selected Covered California plans this year on the marketplace, which was created as part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
Those who missed the last enrollment deadline for Covered California will have another opportunity to enroll starting Nov. 15.
California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government.
A lawsuit filed against Cigna and Blue Shield of California claims that health insurers engaged in a “bait and switch” scheme that left patients with a stack of medical bills and no coverage.
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.
A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees, including California, were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
Consumers who were unable to create an account or start their application because of technical problems have until midnight on April 15 to finish their applications.
California’s health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users, leading to a sluggish website and long wait times as consumers make their final enrollment dash to avoid a tax penalty.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.