Archives: May 2014

C.A.R. Anthem Members - How to look up your PPO providers

If you are a C.A.R. member and are looking at our Anthem PPO plans, you can use these instructions to look up your providers: Here are step by step instructions to look up your PPO providers... 1.  Go to:  www.Anthem.com/ca 2.  On the right hand side of the screen, Click on "Find a Doctor" 3.  When the "Find a Doctor" screen appears, follow the prompts 1-4....

Pediatric Dental ID Cards

Most enrollees will automatically receive new ID cards for the mandatory Pediatric Dental coverage that is now part of all 2014 health plans.  These are automatically generated and mailed to members.  Under the ACA, pediatric dental coverage is mandated for all children. Each health plan is handling this differently, but many of their systems are issuing the ID cards and sending even to members with...

Health Plan Notifications Worrying Members

As you know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused many changes to health insurance this year.  Your current plan is being transitioned to new ACA compliant plan effective June 1, 2014.  This transition is generating confusing communications from your health plan. We have heard from many members this week who have received letters or notices from their health plan stating that they've changed plans;...

Southern CA Kaiser Pharmacies to close May 19th

Below is a statement from Kaiser's website: All Southern California outpatient pharmacies may close temporarily starting May 19 The Guild for Professional Pharmacists is planning to conduct a work stoppage starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 19. Most other inpatient and outpatient services will continue as normal, and your clients’ employees are encouraged to keep their doctor’s appointments, get their lab tests, and have...

Covered California and Your Health Care Tax Credit

Although the Open Enrollment for Covered CA is finished, important details continue to emerge with regard to the tax credits many are receiving.  Here is some useful information, and links to important tools to help you understand your obligations under the law. Important Links:  IRS Facts About the Premium Tax Credit Covered CA Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Credits U.C. Berkeley Modified Adjusted Gross Income...