Archives: September 2014

Anthem Help for Members Impacted by Wildfires in El Dorado & Siskiyou Counties

Alert: Help for members impacted by the Wildfires in the California counties of El Dorado and Siskiyou  A state of emergency has been declared in some California counties due to the effects of wildfires in the area. There have been revised medical and pharmacy guidelines implemented to help our members in this area get the care they may need. The revised guidelines include: Affected members...

Some Californians being moved to Medi-Cal

According to a September 9th article in the Sacramento Bee, some people who bought insurance through Covered California are now being transitioned to Medi-Cal without much warning due to income verification that Covered California is currently doing.  There is no estimate of how many people are affected, but according to the article, even some people who don't qualify for Medi-Cal have been moved. Medi-Cal is...

Tax credits and filing requirements

Did you know?   If you received a tax credit to help pay your 2014 insurance premiums, you have already agreed to file your 2014 taxes by April 15th. And... If you received a tax credit you will be required to complete an IRS 1040 form instead of the 104o-EZ form you may be used to filing.    ...

Anthem and Stanford Parting Ways

Just released today: Stanford Health Care terminates its contract with Anthem Blue Cross Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care (formerly known as Stanford University Medical Center) have been engaged in Commercial contract negotiations for several months to reach agreement on reasonable reimbursement rates and contractual terms that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care were unable to reach agreement and Stanford...

Covered CA - Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence

Covered CA yesterday sent a press release detailing their efforts to confirm eligibility for 98,000 enrollees.  We have worked with our clients to try to ensure that proper documentation was submitted.  However, we feel it is imperative for everyone to confirm that Covered CA has verified submitted documentation.  Therefore, if you were asked to submit proof of citizenship or lawful presence, we urge you to...