Covered California Opens Third Annual Enrollment this Week

Covered-California-Bus
It’s Back! Covered California Opens Third Annual Enrollment – Keenan November 1 marks the beginning of Open Enrollment for Covered California’s health insurance exchange and the opportunity to enroll for or change coverage for 2016. The open enrollment period extends to January
Continue Reading →

Obamacare Tallies Are In

Prescription-bottle-covered
Now that the Obamacare Open Enrollment Period is behind us, the last couple of weeks have been filled numerous articles. Below you’ll find a roundup of the most important articles so far this month. “Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in 4 Decades, the U.S.
Continue Reading →

Simplifying Your non-Grandfathered Anthem Plan

Geldin Insurance Agency: Simplifying Your Non-Grandfathered Anthem Plan
This message was recorded by George Geldin.  This is a message regarding your Anthem Blue Cross non-grandfathered health insurance plan. As you are probably aware, the non-grandfathered plans are all going to be transitioned to new, health care compliant plans effective January 01. 20
Continue Reading →

10 Fraudulent Health Care Insurance Exchange Sites Removed in California

Reuter's story about 10 fraudulent health insurance exchange sites in California
We posted before about the potential for fraud as the exchanges were rolled out.  Unfortunately, fraudsters think differently than healthy citizens. Reuters posted a story last week about California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, taking down 10 fake sites that tried to mimic
Continue Reading →

Health Care Reform Countdown

Health Care Reform Countdown Clock
As we write this, we are about 50 days from January 01, 2014 , the date at which the law currently states you will be fined if you are not insured somehow for health insurance. As of this same date, California’s health insurance exchange states:  “Nearly 60,000 people have
Continue Reading →

Your Flexible Spending Accounts: Use It or Lose It NOT!

FSA Image courtesy of Kittikun Atsawintarangkul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Are you tired of only hearing health insurance exchange news yet? We are! And now that we are closing in on the end of the year, we want to make sure you are also focused on any benefits that may be expiring at the end of the calendar year. Like your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 
Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Times Announces Health Insurance Sticker Shock

Los Angeles Times
We finally found an article that admits the weaknesses in the health care reform law which some of our own experts have been warning about for months. The article recently ran in the Los Angeles Times, stating that middle-class American consumers are realizing that their rates “
Continue Reading →

Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

Halloween-Safety-Graphic
So much to share about the last day of the first month of the health insurance exchanges, but it is Halloween so let’s focus on some of those scary statistics instead. Previously, we shared with you healthy ways to celebrate Halloween, but for those of you that ignored our recom
Continue Reading →

Go to Exchange Helps Insurers Help Consumers

Go to Exchange Helps Insurers Help Consumers
As we approach the end of the first month of the health insurance exchange, PRNewsWire posted an article about a service some insurance brokers can now use.: “HealthPlan ServicesSM (HPS), the nation’s leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provide
Continue Reading →

ADP’s Top 13 Employer Tips to Optimize the Affordable Care Act

13 Tips of Health Care Reform Image courtesy of dan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Although we previously published a blog with a list of things employers must know to prepare for the regulations that accompany the Affordable Care Act, ADP recently put out a Top 13 list we thought you might also find valuable. “Know the requirements and deadlines.”  Ok,
Continue Reading →