Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Consumer Reports Places Covered California on Its “Nice” List For Making It Easy for Consumers to Understand Health Insurance Options

Covered California Among 11 Entities Named Nationwide 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Consumer Reports today lauded Covered California for making it easier for consumers to shop for health insurance, listing the exchange with 10 other entities nationwide recognized for consumer-friendly policies and practices. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Peter’s Blog: The Journey Continues

The trip may be over, but the journey continues.

After nearly two weeks on the road, Covered California wrapped up its 2,000-mile-long “Spotlight on Coverage” bus tour in Sacramento last Thursday. We traveled the entire state, from San Diego to Eureka, and spread the word about open enrollment and how those insured are not only saving money, but also getting access to needed health care. We literally handed out spotlights to storefronts and clinics. We also put spotlights on many iconic California buildings — from LAX to city halls in Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco and to the Tower Bridge in Sacramento — to raise awareness about open enrollment.

Los Consumidores Demuestran Gran Interés en Nueva Cobertura Dental Para Familias Que Ofrece Covered California

Más de 33,000 personas han comprado un plan opcional de cobertura dental para familias; el cuidado dental para niños continuará siendo incluido en todos los planes de salud en el 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California anunció el miércoles que está observando gran interés en la disponibilidad de cobertura dental opcional para adultos a través del mercado de salud. Más de 33,000 personas se han inscrito para cobertura dental familiar desde que los miembros actuales de Covered California comenzaron a renovar sus planes de salud el 12 de octubre.

Enrollment Figures Show Robust Interest in Health and Dental Coverage Offered Through Covered California

More than 33,000 Enrollees Have Purchased Optional Adult Dental Coverage Since Covered California Began Offering It One Month Ago, and 34,000 New Enrollees Have Selected Health Plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California announced Wednesday that it is seeing very strong interest in the new optional dental coverage offered for adults through the health exchange. More than 33,000 people have enrolled in family dental coverage since Covered California members began renewing their health insurance plans on Oct. 12.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Covered California Announces Appointment of External Affairs Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee has named Kelly Green as the agency’s director of external affairs.

Green will lead Covered California’s legislative policy on health insurance and health care issues. Her office will be the first point of contact for the state Legislature and other stakeholders in the health care community. She will advise Lee and the Covered California Board of Directors on pending legislation and provide testimony on proposed bills when appropriate.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Peter's Blog: The Bus Tour Comes to a Close

The Spotlight on Coverage Bus Tour officially ended on Thursday after logging more than 2,000 miles crisscrossing the state. Along the way, we had the chance to commend our partners for their great work, as well as hear inspiring stories about how getting covered has impacted people’s lives.

One woman, who did not want her name to be shared, came to one of our events on the tour just to say thanks. She could not afford coverage until she signed up for a Covered California plan with premium assistance. A doctor’s visit for her free preventive services led to a diagnosis of uterine cancer. She was transferred from Redding to a top-notch oncologist in Sacramento. Today, she is cancer free and grateful for the excellent care she received.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Covered California Open-Enrollment Bus Tour Concludes In Sacramento with Spotlight On Tower Bridge and City Hall

Spotlight Tour Focused on the Need for All Californians to Enroll in Health Care Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California’s open-enrollment period is off to a strong start as its 38-stop, 2,000-mile bus tour prepares for a final stop at the State Capitol. The bus tour began in San Diego and made stops along the way in large cities and small communities throughout the state.