Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Covered California Reminds Consumers: A Week to Complete

April 15 Deadline Looms for Finishing Applications for Covered California Health Insurance; Medi-Cal Enrollment Continues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With one week to go before the April 15 deadline for application completion, Covered California™ is urging consumers to contact a certified assister to enroll in time to get health insurance benefits and avoid a tax penalty.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Covered California Releases Statistics for Its Health Insurance Marketplace for Week Ending April 5

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ and the Department of Health Care Services released updated numbers showing that consumer interest in the agency’s health insurance marketplace and Medi-Cal remains strong. The number of enrollment applications started continues to increase, from  3,030,947 on March 29 to 3,346,056 through April 5.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee Testifies Before Congressional Committees and Announces Huge Gains in Health Insurance Enrollment

Covered California and Department of Health Care Services Sign Up More Than 3 Million Consumers During Historic First Open-Enrollment Period

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Crediting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee told two congressional panels today that more than 3 million California consumers enrolled in health insurance plans or in Medi-Cal by March 31, the end of the first open-enrollment period.

“I sit before you today proud of what we have accomplished as a state and as a nation,” Lee said during testimony at a joint hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs and Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements. “For the first time in our history, health care is now a right and not a privilege.”

Director Ejecutivo de Covered California Ofrece Testimonio ante Comité del Congreso y Anuncia Tremendas Ganancias en el Número de Inscripciones en Seguros de Salud

Covered California y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud Inscriben a Más de 3 Millones de Consumidores Durante Primer Período Histórico de Inscripciones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dando crédito a la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, el Director Ejecutivo de Covered California Peter V. Lee comentó en un panel conjunto del Congreso que hoy día, hay más de 3 millones de consumidores californianos que se han inscrito en un seguro de salud de Covered California o en el programa de Medi-Cal llegando al final del primer periodo de inscripción que terminó el 31 de marzo.

“Estoy aquí con ustedes, orgulloso de lo que hemos logrado como estado y como nación”, dijo Lee durante testimonio que presento en una audiencia del congreso del sub-comité de crecimiento económico y de empleo, y asuntos reglamentarios y el sub-comité de políticas de energía, salud y derechos. “Por primera vez en nuestra historia, la salud es ahora un derecho y no un privilegio”.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Covered California Releases Statistics for Its Health Insurance Marketplace for Week Ending March 29

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ and the Department of Health Care Services released updated numbers showing that consumer interest in the agency’s health insurance marketplace and Medi-Cal remains strong. The number of enrollment applications started continues to increase, from  2,696,974 on March 23 to  3,030,947 through March 29.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Covered California Helps Consumers As Website Traffic Increases to Record Levels

Exchange Outlines New Policy for Consumers Experiencing Technical Issues on Last Day of Open Enrollment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California responded to a record-setting number of consumers trying to sign up for health insurance plans by allowing them to work with a certified delegate to finish their application by April 15.

Covered California Updates Enrollment Figures, Makes Final Appeal to Consumers to Sign Up for Health Care

Expected Surge in Enrollment Continues


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California™ Executive Director Peter V. Lee announced today that enrollment in health insurance plans in California has surged passed 1.2 million and continues in the final hours before the midnight deadline.