It is finally here. We are three weeks into open enrollment. The Affordable Care Act has definitely seen its detractors but it has survived up to this point. No matter what happens in Washington D.C., the exchange in California is here to stay (that is, at least for 2014). So after 3 weeks what have we learned?
We are just about a week away from Open Enrollment and there has been a lot of talk about "defunding Obamacare". I am not sure this is possible. California's state exchange, Covered California is ready for open enrollment. I recently went to Covered California's "certification training" so I can sell plans on the exchange. I
At the beginning of this month, Covered California announced the carriers that will be participating in the SHOP exchange. This is the small business part of Covered California, where small businesses can go to purchase health insurance. The 6 carriers are Health Net, Kaiser, Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, Sharp Health Plan, and Western
Over the past month there have been a few changes to the Affordable Care Act. The most notable is the push back of the employer mandate to 2015. This will give employers with 50 or more employees another year to figure out what there going to do with health insurance. As for individuals and families,
For better or for worse, it looks like the recent health care reform is a go...and in fact it looks like they are going to hit all the targeted dates. I found this article on-line by Allison Bell that talks about the testimony of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before a congressional panel:"U.S. Health and