Alert! Extended Deadline!

Covered California will be extending the deadline for enrollment into a health plan taking effect on January 01, 2020. You will now have until midnight December 20, 2019, to enroll for health insurance beginning January 01, 2020!

Covered California for Business Special Enrollment

There are only 20 business days to submit an application (11/15 thru 12/15) This Special Enrollment Period Is Only ONCE A Year! $0 employer contribution requirement 0 participation requirement (at least 1 employee must enroll) Coverage effective date 01/01/2019 Small group (1-100 employees) Call Us Today … Don’t Delay!

How To Get The Best Individual Health Policy In 2019

courtesy of More insurers are offering individual policies compared to previous years. Here’s what you should know: Paul and Nancy Melquist of Shoreview, Minn., buy their own coverage. They hope new insurance options will lower their costs. Photo by Jamey GuyBy Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor October 3, 2018The options are very different if you are buying insurance on your … Read More

Important Individual & Family Health Insurance and Medicare Enrollment Dates

Just like the title above says this is our document for enrollment dates. For those of you that are approaching age 65 (I’m looking at you 63 and 64-year-olds!) we also have a great resource called “Turning 65 Checklist” on our Medicare Resources page…check it out by pressing the button below and get ahead of the game!

2019 Individual & Family Health Insurance Open Enrollment

(In or Out of Covered California): October 15 to January 15 The only time that you can buy an insurance plan outside of open enrollment is to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Some examples of Qualifying events are: Losing your job Moving to a new state Getting married or divorced Becoming a widow or widower Aging off your … 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

2018 Individual & Family Open Enrollment Gotcha’s!

We would like to point out a few helpful pieces of information for this year’s Individual & Families Open Enrollment to help make sure that you get the plan you’re expecting with the benefits you’re expecting.   First off, and this is a biggie … the two main carriers for PPO plans in the Individual & Families market of Southern … Read More

Medicare open enrollment has begun: What you need to know

Medicare open enrollment has begun: What you need to know Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage plan. Source:

Trump ACA Executive Order Signed

from benefitsPRO The leaked executive order started making the rounds on Twitter on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter) In issuing an executive order on the Affordable Care Act, Trump has done something he’s frequently talked about: using association health plans to establish a new class of lightly regulated insurance. The leaked EO reveals, according to Andy Slavitt—who, according to his Twitter page, … Read More

Covered California Keeps Premiums Stable by Adding Cost-Sharing Reduction Surcharge Only to Silver Plans to Limit Consumer Impact

from Covered California press release In the absence of a federal commitment to continue funding cost-sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursements through the upcoming year, Covered California health insurance companies will add a surcharge to Silver-tier products in 2018. However, because the surcharge will only be applied to Silver-tier plans, nearly four out of five consumers will see their premiums stay the … Read More