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News Story
11/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
On Thursday, the Covered California board unanimously decided that insurers will not be allowed to continue selling policies in 2014 that do not meet the Affordable Care Act's minimum coverage requirements, USA Today reports (Kennedy/Welch, USA Today, 11/21). Background About one million individual policyholders in California recently were...
News Story
11/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Wow, Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog is unleashing a severe volley against Covered California, saying the state Obamacare system's new data show that nearly one-half million Californians are being cancelled and will be forced to buy more expensive insurance. But the political appointees who run Covered California's board (more on that...
News Story
11/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Steve Goldsberry said he knows what California's decision not to allow canceled health insurance policies to be extended will cost him. "Six grand a year," said the Simi Valley general contractor who believes he may end up paying $500 more a month because his current policy doesn't meet the Affordable Care Act's standards....
News Release
11/21/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Leaders of California's health insurance marketplace today voted to block a reprieve on health insurance cancellations proposed by President Obama last week and to allow health insurance companies to hike rates on 50% of cancelled Californians. The move shows the need for regulation of health insurance prices in...
News Story
11/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
(11-21) 15:46 PST SACRAMENTO -- Covered California, the state's health exchange, on Thursday rejected President Obama's request to let insurers extend their current health policies, a decision that affects about 1 million Californians who have coverage that doesn't comply with the requirements of the federal health law. The...
News Story
11/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO -- It's all systems go for the federal health care law, at least in California, after the state on Thursday spurned President Barack Obama's directive that would allow millions of Americans to extend their current health insurance policies through 2014. The five-member board of Covered California, the state's health...
Video
11/7/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Following a demand by the Department of Insurance, Consumer Watchdog called on all other health insurance companies in California who cancelled approximately 900,000 policies this month to follow suit. Consumer Watchdog also asked Covered California, which has contracts with the insurers, to support the reprieve for beleaguered policyholders.
News Story
11/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The clock is ticking on 1 million Californians forced to buy new health insurance because their plans don't comply with the federal health care law, but on Tuesday one of the state's biggest health insurers was forced to give its customers a three-month reprieve. Blue Shield of California must delay canceling health insurance policies that...
News Story
11/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Blue Shield will let some California policyholders extend their coverage for an additional 90 days — until March 31 — under a settlement with the California Department of Insurance announced Tuesday. The settlement is specific to Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. — one of two Blue Shield companies...