Eligibility questions need answers

Passport to prove immigration status

Almost 100,000 California families face loss of Obamacare coverage because of eligibility "inconsistencies," state officials say. The deadline is the end of the month. Covered California said it's reaching out "with a a multitouch, multichannel outreach approach to notify individuals who risk losing coverage," the state Obamacare operation's chief, Peter Lee, said in early September. The eligibility questions almost all concern ... (More)

Dental plans set by Covered Calif.

getting children's dental benefits under Obamacare

California's Obamacare operation is offering new "family" dental plans to its 2015 offerings, in addition to the previously announced pediatric dental expansion. The dental plans that offer care to adults are stand-alone and come with no financial assistance. Covered California said the idea was "to offer affordable dental coverage to adults that was not available in 2014." The family dental plans sold by Covered California are ... (More)

Voter support for Obamacare rises

many still have health insurance concerns and questions

The Affordable Care Act is registering historic levels of voter support in California, thanks in large part to the state's successful rollout of its insurance marketplace. Two out of three California voters said they thought the state was successful in implementing Obamacare, according to the latest Field Poll. Overall support for the Affordable Care Act is up strongly from last year, with 56 percent of those polled supporting the ... (More)

Calif. premium hikes at 4 percent

Obamacare in California logo - health exchange

Fears of big increases in Obamacare premiums in California apparently were unfounded, as hikes for 2015 appear to be just over 4 percent. Covered California, the state Obamacare operation, said; "The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums" for the year, with some seeing slight increases or even decreases in monthly costs. The statewide weighted average was put at 4.2 ... (More)

10 insurers for Covered Cal 2015

2015 health care providers

Covered California has unveiled the 10 health care insurance companies that will participate in the state's Obamacare individual marketplace in 2015. All of the companies provided Covered California policies in 2014, the first year of the state healthcare exchange's operation. The 2015 Covered California companies are: Anthem Blue Cross of California Blue Shield of California Health Net Kaiser Permanente Chinese Community ... (More)