Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Covered California Has Taken Steps to Renew 92 Percent of Enrolled Consumers

Most Continued with Same Plan for 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California released data on Wednesday regarding the number of 2014 enrollees it is renewing for private coverage in 2015.

As of December, there were about 1.1 million enrollees eligible for renewal. Approximately 85,000 of those were determined eligible for Medi-Cal during the renewal process, leaving more than 1 million enrollees eligible for renewal in private coverage for 2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Californians Received an Average of $5,200 Per Household through Covered California to Help Them Purchase Affordable Health Insurance in 2014

New Tax Form 1095-A Being Sent to Consumers This Week Will Help Ensure the Amount of Premium Assistance They Received Was Correct

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said Monday that approximately 800,000 California households received federal subsidies to make health care more affordable in 2014, with the estimated average amount received being more than $5,200 per household per year, or about $436 per month.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden Highlights California's Ground-Level Efforts to Enroll the Uninsured During Open Enrollment

Biden Joined Enrollment Leaders Monday to Encourage Californians to Enroll By Feb. 15

LOS ANGELES — At a round-table meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden praised efforts to enroll the uninsured in coverage under the Affordable Care Act and said California’s ground-level efforts are working because enrollment is being promoted by people who are trusted in their communities.

“California figured out early on that people are going to enroll in health care because of what they hear from people who they know and who they trust,” the Vice President said.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Covered California Attracting A High Number of Latinos and African-American Consumers in Year Two

Still Work to Do to Get Those Determined Eligible Across the Finish Line

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced Thursday that very high numbers of Latinos and African-Americans applied for coverage in the first part of this year’s open enrollment, signaling great promise that the Feb. 15 end of open enrollment will show much higher numbers than the first year.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Covered California Steps Up Messaging That Tax Penalties Are Going Up In 2015 for Uninsured Californians

Financial Penalties Rising This Year Mean It’s Smarter to Get Covered Than to Pay Steep Tax Penalties for 2015 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two days before the deadline for February coverage, Covered California announced Tuesday it is stepping up messaging about the rising penalties for not having health insurance, encouraging Californians without coverage to explore their options and sign up to avoid a big bill at tax time next year.

“It’s important that consumers understand now that the cost of remaining uninsured is rising,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “This year, a family of four earning $70,000 a year could pay close to $1,000 in their taxes if they remain uninsured in 2015.”

Monday, January 12, 2015

Covered California Joins State Treasurer and Leaders of Asian-American Communities to Promote Enrollment by Feb. 15

Enrollment Efforts Include New Asian-Language Web Pages and Ads and Translated Materials to Help Enrollment and Reassure Consumers that Their Immigration Information Is Safe, Secure and Confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Today, Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee and Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles (Advancing Justice — LA) held a joint press conference to encourage members of the Asian-American, native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities to enroll for health coverage before the second open-enrollment deadline of Feb. 15. They were joined by State Treasurer John Chiang and other Asian-American community leaders to address numerous issues that affect AANHPI enrollment, including highlighting newly translated materials and resources available for AANHPI communities and reminding those who have family members who may be undocumented that they can apply for coverage without fear that their immigration information will be used against them.

Covered California Announces Partnership with Mi Pueblo Supermarkets

Grocery Chain to Promote the State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Among Latinos

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California and Mi Pueblo, Northern California’s leading Hispanic grocery chain, have joined forces to help improve education and awareness about Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace.