SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California’s health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses as well.
Traditionally, businesses with 50 employees or fewer often pick one plan from one insurance company for their workers, but that’s changing with Covered California, the state’s new health insurance exchange.
“Small business owners come to us. You pick the benefit level you want and let your employees pick any plan that we’re offering,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.
Consumers can pick from a variety of options including; Kaiser, Blue Shield, Health Net, and the Chinese Community Health Plan.