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.
California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren’t aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured.
A state official says more than 1.4 million Californians have either signed up or renewed their coverage for individual private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
overed California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.
Covered California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.
California is falling short of its goal to sign up 1.7 million people for private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion.
Californians received $3.2 billion in federal subsidies last year to help make health insurance more affordable.
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.
Covered California officials are teaming up with U.S. immigration officials to ease the fears of so-called mixed-status families that enrolling for Obamacare might result in deportation.
As open enrollment for Obamacare started on Saturday, Covered California leaders continued their bus tour of spreading the word to educate people about how they can get health care.
Those who missed the last enrollment deadline for Covered California will have another opportunity to enroll starting Nov. 15.
Opponents of Proposition 45 say the measure, which would give the state insurance commissioner authority over proposed health insurance rates, could interfere with Covered California.
California’s health insurance exchange is moving to cancel coverage for over 10,000 people who failed to prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
California’s health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices.
California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government.