Archives: 2014

Covered California Renewals

Covered CA members have received notices regarding renewing their health plans for 2015.  Unfortunately, the portal is not yet open, so when members log in, they're not actually able to renew yet.  Covered CA has told us they expect the portal to be open and working on November 4th.  We'll keep you posted!...

Open Enrollment News

November is now an important Open Enrollment month.  November 1st marks the start of the California Association of REALTORS group health plan Open Enrollment period.  This benefits members of the association, their dependents, and full time W2 employees. November 15th is the beginning of the annual Open Enrollment period for individual and family health plans, and Covered California, the state's insurance exchange. We anticipate a...

Changes ahead for Covered CA members in Health Net PPO

Health Net announced yesterday that the company is making significant changes to the California Individual and Family plan portfolio for 2015.  The changes are being made to help keep the cost of coverage more affordable for consumers, but Covered California members receiving a tax credit will see a significant change to provider access on their plans. For 2015 Health Net will stop offering PPO plans...

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...