2014 Health Insurance Updates – All Carriers

The combination of Open Enrollment for C.A.R., Covered California, and Individual & Family health plans; along with the technical issues that every vendor is experiencing, has caused chaos in our industry.  Agents are working diligently to enroll people, but carrier enrollment systems are crashing daily and the backlog of application processing is growing each day.  As a result, some carriers have announced an extension of the deadline for the Open Enrollment period.  Here is a list of the current deadlines for the main vendors:

Carrier  Eff Date Deadline for Submission Deadline for Payment Notes
Anthem 1/1/2014 Online 12/23/13 Must pay with application  
Blue Shield 1/1/2014 Online 12/15/13 Must pay with application  
Cigna 1/1/2014 Online 12/23/14 Must pay with application Signature date must be on or before 12/23/13
Covered CA 1/1/2014 12/23/2013 After submission Deadline is same for all carriers inside Covered CA
Health Net 1/1/2014 Paper/Fax 12/15/13 Must pay with application  
Kaiser 1/1/2014  Paper/Fax 12/15/13 Must pay with application  
Sharp 1/1/2014 12/23/2013 Must pay with application  

THE C.A.R. HEALTH PLANS DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 23, 2013.

December 14th, 2013 by RealCare Insurance Marketing, Inc.