Category: 2014 Health Care Options

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...

IRS Releases Draft Tax Forms on Health Care

Thursday the IRS released drafts of the forms employers and individuals will use to report on health coverage for 2014.   The forms begin to answer questions we've had about how the federal government will reconcile an individual's estimated 2014 income and Advance Premium Tax Credit eligibility.  The forms also begin to address the issue of reporting on employer sponsored health coverage.  Many questions remain, and...

Obamacare Tax Credit Fraud

The Ways and Means Committee has been reviewing the federal health exchange and they're uncovering some disturbing problems, including the ability of people to fraudulently sign up for tax credits.  While the report in this article does not specify issues with Covered California (California's health exchange), it is, in our opinion, highly likely that California is experiencing the same issues. Link to Article on Ways...

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...