Despite an extended deadline to sign up for health care under Covered California, some in the Bay Area are choosing to pay a penalty instead of insurance because of the cost.
Late in the day, as it became apparent that some consumers could not even begin their application process, Covered California announced a new policy that effectively extends the sign-up deadline for two weeks.
What to consider as the first open enrollment period in California under the federal Affordable Care Act comes to an end:
Monday is the deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administrations health reform law.
There’s no extension of the deadline to sign up for Covered California, but people who start their applications by Monday will have until April 15th to finish the process.
With less than a week to go from its Monday deadline, Covered California has blown past its enrollment goals for the new health insurance program, according to officials.
KCBS’ Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains how Stride Health is aiming to make it easier for the uninsured to pick out a Covered California health insurance policy.
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 and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns.
Enrollment fairs will be held across the Bay Area this upcoming weekend as Covered California makes an all-out push to get as many people as possible signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline.
A state lawmaker said a fix is needed to address the inaccurate provider lists offered by some of the insurance companies selling insurance on Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange.