Covered California to reveal 2015-16 budget proposal

SACRAMENTO — Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee announced that he will be unveiling Covered California’s 2015-16 proposed budget plan on Wednesday, May 13th at 11am. Covered California’s Media advisory and call-in information are included below.

UPDATE: Covered California sent out an updated call in number for the budget reveal conference call: (800) 288-8961


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2015

COVERED CALIFORNIA UNVEILS FISCAL YEAR 2015-16
PROPOSED BUDGET PLAN

WHAT:      Covered California unveils its proposed 2015-16 budget and highlights the prudent fiscal planning that                        has gone into establishing the largest state health exchange in the nation.

WHO:         Executive Director Peter V. Lee, Covered California

WHEN:      Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11 a.m. PDT
Note: Phone lines will open at 10:50 a.m. PDT.

WHERE:   Call-in information:
Dial-in number: (800) 428-4469
Confirmation code: 360237

Covered California invites all of its partners and allies to join the conversation on social media with #CoveredCA and #GetCoveredCA and to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CoveredCA and on Twitter at @CoveredCA.

About Covered California
Covered California is the state’s marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. Covered California helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance that is available on a sliding-scale basis to reduce insurance costs or whether they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Small businesses can purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.

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