It was announced today, that the deadline to avoid the penalty for not signing up has been delayed six weeks.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
The ACA Exchanges…A Hacker’s Paradise
John McAfee, founder of McAfee, Inc. said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities. Please read the full article.
Problems proving exemption for the ACA
So you think you may be exempt from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate, you may have trouble confirming that.
Politico (Washington, D.C.) (10/15)
Can family members have differing plans under Covered California?
Yes! Different family members may have differing health needs, thus each family member can choose the best plan for them.
Will Your Doctor be on your new Covered California Plan?
Question: Will doctors and hospitals who accept health insurance from companies like Blue Shield accept insurance sold by the health insurance exchange? I’ve heard that Cedars-Sinai, for example, will not accept coverage from Covered California.
Answer: You heard right, Lily.
Let’s say you currently buy health insurance on the open market. But you discover that you can get tax credits from the state’s new health insurance exchange, called Covered California. (For people whose incomes qualify, tax credits will lower the cost of premiums. To find out if that includes you, use Covered California’s rate calculator.)
And wouldn’t you know it, the same insurance company that covers you now also offers a plan on the exchange.
That means you’ll get to keep your doctor if you buy that Covered California plan. Right? RIGHT???
Many insurers are limiting the networks of doctors and hospitals that participate in their Covered California plans, meaning your doctor may not be included.
“You need to do your homework because the same doctor may or may not be there,” says Nicole Kasabian Evans of the California Association of Health Plans. “It depends by plan.”