July 29, 2019

Healthcare costs are notoriously difficult to pin down and plan ahead. But to help you make estimates about your expenses, and particularly if you would be better off with a higher deductible plan, there are at least a few tools out there to help. 

To estimate Medical a...

August 30, 2017

I was recently asked if an employer can offer cash in lieu if the employee uses it to purchase individual coverage. And secondly, can they give the entire amount that the employer would have otherwise spent if they enrolled on the group plan?

Here are some reasons why y...

August 1, 2017

CoveredCA announced today the 2018 Individual Rates today (see pdf below). Included in this announcement is the news that Anthem will now completely pull out of the North Bay (Marin, Sonoma, Napa), Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz/Monterey as well as all of Southe...

February 27, 2017

I’m getting this question a lot. Well, the good news is I think we’ll have at least two solid insurers in California, and hopefully more, because our market has been so successful. Both Blue Shield and Kaiser are nonprofits totally committed to our state and community....

June 11, 2016

If your employees are offered "affordable" health coverage through their employment, they are may not be eligible for premium tax credits through CoveredCA and may have to pay back any tax credits they received. This is not true if they qualify for Medi-cal.  


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