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.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.
To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.