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.
California’s health exchange says more than 1.2 million Californians enrolled in private insurance plans by the initial deadline earlier this week.
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.
On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering ‘hot ladies’ instead of an insurance navigator.
Get covered! These events are being held to help anyone with trouble making sense of California’s healthcare exchange get signed up.
California officials say they are seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week’s deadline — and they are encouraging more people to apply.
California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million people who signed up for insurance through the state’s health care exchange.
The company has made three payments of $3,700 each. Each check has been cashed by Covered California, yet no account numbers or cards have been delivered.
The head of California’s health exchange says 900,000 people have signed up for insurance coverage so far.
Sen. Ted Gaines claiming the agency’s board violated the law a second time when it voted last November not to extend those policies after President Barack Obama made that option available.
She couldn’t afford insurance until she and her husband bill signed up for Kaiser coverage through the health exchange. Her first mammogram in years revealed a potentially life-threatening problem that’s now been fixed.
Some doctors won’t accept patients with insurance through Covered California—the state-run implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In some cases, doctors say they reimbursement rates are lower.