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.
Officials with Covered California announced on Wednesday that ten insurance companies will offer plans through the state’s health insurance exchange next year. Average premium rates, however, will also increase.
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.
California’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state’s insurance exchange website.
Officials with California’s state health exchange are saying they’re happy with the enrollment numbers so far despite the problems on the federal level.
Executive Director of Covered California, Peter Lee discusses California’s health exchange, Covered California, and the potential impacts of the national roll out of the Affordable Care Act.
The head of California’s new health insurance exchange estimates that nearly one million Californians may see their health insurance plans disappear when the Affordable Care Act kicks in.
Officials with California’s health insurance exchange say more than 16,300 applications were processed during the marketplace’s first five days of operation.
California implements its Health Benefit Exchange next year. Some say ‘Covered California’ will be a game changer for both consumers and providers.