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Health Insurance Sign-Ups Coming To Shopping Malls

The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

11/26/2014

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Covered California Insurance Signups Outpacing Last Year’s Enrollment Numbers

According to Covered California, 11,357 consumers selected an insurance plan in the first four days of the second round of open enrollment that began Tuesday. Last year, when technical glitches and paperwork confusion marred the opening of the exchanges nationwide, it took 15 days to reach 11,000 plan selections.

11/20/2014

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Insurance Sign-Ups Outpacing First Year Enrollment

Insurance sign-ups under California’s health care exchange are running ahead of the pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time.

11/20/2014

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State: Anthem, Blue Shield Misled Customers On Number Of Doctors In Covered California Plans

The California Department of Managed Health Care began investigating in May after patients complained they were told that certain medical providers were included when they chose a health plan, only to find out after their appointment that their doctor was not part of their network. Seeing an out-of-network doctor increases costs significantly for patients.

11/18/2014

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California Sets Target Of 1.7 Million People Signed Up For Covered California

After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded website, more help and better Spanish-language outreach will result in a smoother and bigger second open enrollment season under the Affordable Care Act this year.

11/15/2014

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Income Checks Knocking Californians From Health Care Plans To Medi-Cal

Some Californians who purchased individual health coverage through the state’s insurance exchange are suddenly being dropped or transferred to Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program for the poor that fewer doctors and providers accept.

09/09/2014

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Covered California Information Seminars

Following the passage of the national health care reform, California created Covered California, an agency or exchange to help implement the new law. Beginning in 2014, Covered California will offer plans to helpĀ individuals and small […]

07/13/2014

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Nearly 1 Million Californians Without Insurance Because Of Covered California Communication Problems

About 900,000 Californians who enrolled for Medi-Cal this year are still waiting for their official ID card that will give them eligibility.

06/04/2014

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California Health Care Sign-Ups Exceed Projections

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.

04/17/2014

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Tax Day Also Final Day For Covered California Enrollment

It’s not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California’s insurance exchange.

04/15/2014

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1.2 Million Enroll In California Health Plans

California’s health exchange says more than 1.2 million Californians enrolled in private insurance plans by the initial deadline earlier this week.

04/03/2014

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Health Coverage Sign-Up Deadline Extended 2 Weeks

The initial enrollment period for getting subsidized health coverage may have passed, but California’s health insurance exchange is offering a two-week extension to accommodate the crush of last-minute applicants.

04/01/2014

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