Archive: October, 2013

OPEN ENROLLMENT AND THE START OF COVERAGE

October 4, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Open enrollment for Covered CA began on Oct. 1, 2013 and will run until March 31, 2014. This sounds like a decent amount of time to enroll for new health insurance, but what about the start date of the new plan you’ve enrolled in or plan to enroll in? As it turns out, if you [...]

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CHANGES IN THE MARKETPLACE

October 4, 2013 No Comments by admin
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The marketplace for health insurance is no longer what it used to be. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made it so that health plans, on and off the exchange, have to offer the same benefits. Therefore, everyone is switching to the metal tier system: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. What this means is the [...]

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SHOP: WHAT IS IT?

October 2, 2013 No Comments by admin
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So, what is SHOP? The Small Business Health Options Plan (SHOP) is a program designed for small business owners to provide their full-time employees with healthcare. Just to be clear, a small business under Covered California is considered 50 or fewer employees who are full-time (this changes to 100 or fewer in 2016). Self-employment does [...]

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FIRST DAY HOLDUPS FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA

October 2, 2013 No Comments by admin
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The first day of enrollment came and went for Covered California, but not without its share of rough patches. Though there was a huge success in the number of people interested in signing up, Covered California was not quite ready to handle the 17,000 phone calls and 5 million page views it had received by [...]

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COVERED CALIFORNIA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

October 1, 2013 No Comments by admin
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Historic Day for Millions of Californians Who Will Have Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care Coverage at CoveredCA.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™, California’s marketplace for health care coverage, opened for business today, providing Californians and small businesses access to quality, affordable health care coverage from major health insurance carriers. “As of Oct. 1, Covered [...]

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