New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered CaliforniaFrom 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.
Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play RoleFor months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.
Covered California May Not Keep Track Of Complaints From ConsumersThe exchange has insisted it is working to fix problems, but KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has found that Covered California may not even realize the scope of what needs to be fixed since the agency isn’t actually tracking complaints.
Grace Period For Covered California Signups To End FridayFriday will be the end of the grace period to get health insurance starting Jan. 1 for consumers who were frustrated in their attempts to sign up by Monday's deadline.
Covered California Struggles With Heavy Volume As Deadline ArrivesThe agency overseeing California's health insurance exchange offered a bit of breathing room for consumers who tried but failed to meet Monday's deadline for coverage starting in the new year, as its website and call centers were overwhelmed by last-minute demand.
Covered California Health Exchange Has Processed 16K ApplicationsOfficials with California’s health insurance exchange say more than 16,300 applications were processed during the marketplace’s first five days of operation.
12 Insurance Plans Join California Health ExchangeTwelve health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage through California's new exchange as part of the federal health care law.
Aetna To Stop Selling Individual Health Insurance Plans In Calif.Aetna Inc. will stop selling individual health insurance policies in California next month, just weeks after opting out of the exchange that is being established as part of the national health care reforms, a state regulator said Tuesday.
Schwarzenegger Signs Major Health Care BillsGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed seven major health care-reform bills, including legislation establishing an insurance exchange that will allow consumers to comparison-shop for coverage.