Kaiser Family Foundation – Healthcare and the 2020 Election

Here’s a great slidedeck from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing the healthcare policy differences between Trump & Biden. KFF has a long-standing tradition of presenting the facts regarding healthcare topics without becoming involved in politics. This should prove useful in making your election decisions.

Covid-19 Enrollment Extension Until 08/31/2020

Consumers who are insured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California will now be able to sign up through the end of August. The extension will also apply to consumers who enroll in off-exchange plans, outside of Covered California, to ensure that people enrolling in the entire individual market in California will have access to coverage … Read More

Covered California – Special Enrollment Is Expanding!

Due to the circumstances associated with COVID-19 Covered California is expanding it’s Special Enrollment Period for 2020. Effective immediately, any eligible consumer can enroll in health coverage without experiencing a qualifying life event or other special circumstance. This new policy will be in effect until June 30, 2020. CALL US TODAY @ 818-253-1736 … WE”RE HERE TO HELP!

Covered California New Special Enrollment Period

A new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) has been established for consumers who: • Learned about the Individual Shared Responsibility Penalty or the California Premium Subsidy after Open Enrollment. • Have current health insurance coverage through an off-exchange plan but wish to purchase a plan through Covered California to qualify for the new California Premium Subsidy or existing federal subsidies, which … Read More

CA Small Group Carrier Participation & Specials

  Carrier Participation (Sole carrier) United Healthcare 1-100 Eligible: 60% participation Oscar Health Plans 1-100 Eligible: 70% of eligible W-2 employees are covered by a group health plan. Owners/officers are only counted towards participation if they are enrolling. Health Net 1-5 Eligible: 66% participation 6+ Eligible: 50% participation   EnahancedCare PPO Choice Package (available through 12/15/2018): 1-5 Eligible: 66% participation … Read More

Voluntary benefits: 5 ways companies can educate employees

via: benefitspro.com ( https://bit.ly/2fAjooS )  by: Sharla St. Rose Over the past several years, employers and insurance providers have transitioned from paper-based enrollment processes to digital platforms. The benefits are abundant: a higher level of personalization; easier and more timely access to benefits; and a more streamlined, efficient and controllable process. You get it. Yet along the way, we started … Read More

Read This Before You Buy Health Insurance

By Dan Caplinger Published May 21, 2016 Markets Fool.com Dealing with insurance is always complicated, and health insurance in particular can be almost incomprehensible for the average person. Yet whether you get health insurance coverage through your employer, an independent insurance provider, an Obamacare exchange, or a public program like Medicare Advantage, you need to be aware of the impact … Read More

All The Free Health Care You Can Get Without Using A Deductible

~ From LifeHacker – Vitals – Beth Skwarecki ~ If you’re putting off a checkup or a tetanus booster because you think you’d have to pay a ton for it, we have good news. Even if you haven’t met your deductible, you still don’t have to pay a cent for most common types of preventive care. Deductibles Don’t Work the … Read More

Over Half of Employers Could Trigger Health Plan Excise Tax

Nearly 60% of employers and other health plan sponsors say they will — unless they make changes — trigger the health care reform law excise tax on costly plans, according to a new survey. Under that Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision, which a growing number of lawmakers want to repeal, a 40% excise tax will be imposed, starting … Read More