California has been awarded a $674 million federal grant to continue developing and building an online insurance marketplace under the federal health care reform law, state officials announced Thursday.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday that Anthem Blue Cross’ proposed rate hike for some of its small-group members is unreasonable, but the insurer says the increase reflects the rising cost of health care.
The federal government has approved California’s plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state’s effort to meet the national health care reform law.
Many Anthem Blue Cross customers could see their rates jump an average of 18 percent in February, under a proposal by the state’s largest for-profit health insurer. Other insurers are also proposing rate hikes.
More than half a million Californians who are covered by Anthem Blue Cross could see a massive rate hike early next year.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors honored bus driver Alan Yam with a proclamation for keeping his eight passengers safe and evacuating them from the bus before it was destroyed by fire.
San Francisco Municipal Railway is out about $1 million because its insurance does not cover the damage caused by vandals who set a bus on fire during revelry after the Giants’ World Series win, a Muni spokesman said Monday.
The five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.
A San Jose death benefits chief was charged with embezzling $200,000 and leaving about 300 survivors in the lurch.
The City has won a speedy settlement from its insurance company.