Covered California

(CBS SF)

Covered California Urges 1 Million Uninsured Californians Facing Tax Penalties To Sign Up

The state is ramping up advertising and marketing efforts in the final month of open enrollment for health insurance to minimize the estimated 1 million Californians who will face tax penalties for staying uninsured, exchange officials announced Tuesday.

01/13/2015

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered California

From too few doctors, to state regulators who weren’t enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state’s health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.

12/30/2014

(CBS)

Hospital Snafu Leaves Bay Area Patient With $20K Bill

Health insurance is supposed to help pay your medical bills, but that’s not how it worked for a young dad with a top-tier insurance plan.

12/15/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State Investigation

A new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.

11/23/2014

(CBS SF)

Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California Enrollment

Covered California officials say the first weekend of open enrollment for the second round of state subsidized health insurance was busy, but some shoppers found out, not all the bugs have been worked out with the website.

11/18/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. Covered California

Californians Signing Up For Health Care Insurance In Person, Or Online As Open Enrollment Begins Again

Across the Bay Area and around the country, hundreds of thousands of people began signing up for health care, as day one of the second open enrollment cycle under the Affordable Care Act got underway.

11/15/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Begins Saturday

Residents who want health insurance through Covered California can start signing up for the service on Saturday, San Mateo County officials said Thursday.

11/14/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Voters Reject Proposition 45, That Would Allow Insurance Commissioner To Regulate Healthcare Rates

Proposition 45, which asked voters if they want the state insurance commissioner to regulate health care rates for small businesses and individual health plans, appeared to be heading toward defeat Tuesday.

11/04/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Cancelling More Than 10,000 Enrolled Over Failure To Prove Residency

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.

10/14/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Awards Millions In No-Bid Health Pacts

The race to meet federal deadlines meant millions of dollars in no-bid contracts by the California health insurance exchange, a new investigative report reveals. Officials with Covered California, however, are defending the decisions that were made.

10/13/2014

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