Health Insurance

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

What Is The Difference Between An HMO And A PPO?

The difference between an HMO and a PPO is in their costs and health care options.

03/06/2014

Do I Lose My Health Insurance If I Am Laid Off Or Fired?

If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.

03/06/2014

What Is The Difference Between Co-Insurance And Co-Payments?

Co-insurance and co-payments are different forms of cost sharing between you and your insurance company.

03/06/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Reinstate Canceled Health Plans

A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2014

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Obamacare: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

The Affordable Care Act helps business owners acquire and pay for health insurance for their employees. Find out if your business qualifies.

03/03/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Unmarried Partner?

Some insurance companies allow policies to be extended to unmarried partners.

02/27/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

What Is An Insurance Card?

Different insurance companies have different formats for their insurance cards, but all cards contain the same basic information.

02/25/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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Bill Seeks To Allow Undocumented Calif. Residents To Buy Health Insurance

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow people living in the country illegally to buy health insurance through the state.

02/15/2014

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Enrollment In Covered California More Than Half Way To Goal

Just six weeks remain until the end of open enrollment.

02/12/2014

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California Health Exchange Enrollment Tops 600K

California’s health insurance exchange says about 625,000 people have signed up for a policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/21/2014

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