Thursday, November 20, 2014

Open Enrollment Off To A Strong Start, Early Statistics Released By Covered California And DHCS Show

Improved Website, Thousands of Enrollment Assisters, New Storefronts, Expanded Service Center Hours Ready to Help Consumers Gain Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that 69,245 consumers submitted applications for health coverage, including Medi-Cal, during the first four days of the 2015 open-enrollment period.

On the Bus: A Journey Ends and Begins


Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 — Sacramento

When one journey ends, another begins.

Ten days ago, Covered California embarked on a statewide bus tour to ring in the start of open enrollment and to make sure our message of affordable, accessible health care coverage reached every corner of the state.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Consumers Can Enroll In Covered California Starting Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 15

Hundreds of New Storefronts, Enrollment Events and Online Service Are Available to Help Consumers Gain Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Open enrollment for affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act officially begins Saturday, Nov. 15, Covered California announced. Consumers need to enroll by Dec. 15 in order to have health insurance coverage starting on Jan. 1.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hitting the Road


Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 — Sacramento

California is ready to roll and to again make history! Open enrollment returns this Saturday, Nov. 15, and today Covered California is hitting the road literally. We are beginning a nine-day bus tour to make sure our message of quality, affordable health insurance reaches every corner of our state.

 We kicked off the tour this morning with a rally in Sacramento to prepare us for the journey ahead and to celebrate what we have already accomplished. Surrounded by key partners and supporters, we took pride in the fact that together “we” made history, enrolling an estimated 3.4 million previously uninsured Californians and cutting the state’s uninsured rate from 22 percent to 11 percent in just one year.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Covered California and Partners Take to the Road to Promote Open Enrollment Starting Nov. 15

Nine-Day Bus Tour Will Include Small and Large Cities Across California to Build Momentum for Historic Second Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Available Under the Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Led by Executive Director Peter V. Lee, Covered California will embark on a nine-day, 21-city bus tour starting Monday to spread the word about the opportunity for millions of Californians to buy affordable health insurance beginning Nov. 15.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Covered California Announces Proposed Rates for 2015 Small Business Health Options Program

Premium Increase Kept to 5.2 Percent on Average; Three Plans to Offer Embedded Children’s Dental

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Health insurance premiums for Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) have been proposed and submitted to state regulators. Small-business consumers can expect to see a statewide weighted average increase of just 5.2 percent for the 2015 plan year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peter’s Blog: Ready, Set, Open for Business!

One year ago, many of us were rolling up our sleeves and working long hours together to help millions of Californians get the health care coverage they wanted and deserved. Today Covered California is getting ready to open the doors of health care coverage again.