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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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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.

06/18/2013

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ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to pay extra for “insurance,” Gee said “yes.”

06/11/2013

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ConsumerWatch: California’s Health Care Exchange Explained

California is getting an early look at how President Barack Obama’s health care reform measure will work. The Golden State was the first in the nation to set up a health insurance exchange.

05/30/2013

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13 Insurers To Compete On California Health Exchange

The state’s largest health insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente, will be among 13 plans competing for policies on California’s new health care exchange.

05/23/2013

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UC Lifts Caps On Student Health Insurance

University of California officials have agreed to lift a cap on health insurance coverage that threatened to leave students with catastrophic illnesses such as cancer with big medical bills, it was reported Wednesday.

05/08/2013

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1.3M Fewer Californians Receive Health Coverage From Employers

A new report shows that fewer Californians are receiving health insurance through their employers.

04/11/2013

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MetLife Shipping Jobs Out Of California To Save On Taxes

Insurance giant MetLife Inc. is moving 2,600 jobs from offices in four Northeast states and California to North Carolina, which is offering tax and other incentives that could top $94 million.

03/07/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Allstate Denies SF Homeowners’ Claims In Water Main Break

“Good hands with Allstate. We didn’t get good hands, we got the finger!” said Allstate policyholder and homeowner Ray Moreno.

03/06/2013

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