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Bill to mandate reduced cost sharing for Covered California nears passage

| Sep 2, 2022 | California

A bill requiring Covered California to reduce cost sharing requirements will soon be signed into law.      On Wednesday, Senate Bill 944 passed its final floor reading in the Assembly and moved back into the Senate, which concurred with Assembly amendments. The bill would require Covered California to provide...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: OD prevention programs, Statewide HIE framework, Covered CA rate increase

| Aug 4, 2022 | California

In case you missed it, we recently released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on Sept. 22nd! If you haven't already registered, you can do so here. We're currently working to curate speakers for each panel, so keep your eye out for a full list of...[ Read More ]

Covered California adds more options for consumers, CalOptima considers joining marketplace in 2024

| Jul 28, 2022 | California

In addition to a 6% increase in health insurance premium rates, Covered California announced last week that it has added a 13th health plan to the marketplace and expanded the coverage zones of 2 existing health plans for 2023.     As reported in a news release, Aetna CVS Health...[ Read More ]

Uncertainty around ARPA subsidies, rising cost of care are primary drivers of Covered California’s 6% premium rate increase for 2023

| Jul 28, 2022 | California

Last week, Covered California announced a 6% preliminary average statewide premium rate increase for 2023, which will apply to the majority of the 2.3 million people enrolled in California’s individual market. This will include the over 1.7 million enrolled in health insurance through Covered California after this year’s open enrollment...[ Read More ]

Covered California urges federal action to extend ARP subsidies before end of summer

| Jul 15, 2022 | California

With the American Rescue Plan (ARP) set to expire at the end of this year, Covered California continues to urge federal action to extend ARP subsidies before renewal and open enrollment periods begin. An updated analysis by Covered California states that an estimated 220,000 Californians could become uninsured as ARP’s...[ Read More ]

California bill to protect health coverage of striking workers passes Assembly Committee on Health

| Apr 8, 2022 | California

A bill intended to protect the health insurance coverage of workers involved in a labor dispute and their families moved out of the Assembly Committee on Health this week.     Assembly Bill 2530, sponsored by Asm. Jim Wood (D–Eureka), would require Covered California to administer a financial assistance program...[ Read More ]