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I have been receiving a lot of questions about who qualifies for a premium subsidy based upon their household income. Fortunately Covered California provides this Federal Poverty Level Chart to explain just that.  The best way to explain how to read the chart is through an example: READ MORE >>

On October 12, President Trump announced that the government would no longer make Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments to health insurance companies. What are CSR payments? And what effect does their cancellation have on my health insurance coverage. Will the cost of my policy go up? READ MORE >>

Health care coverage and ObamaCare in particular have been in the news a lot lately. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress made several attempts to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare in 2017. READ MORE >>

RENEWING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR 2017.    Those of you who live in the Bay Area may have read with some shock the page one article in Monday's (October 16, 2016) edition of the Chronicle, "Covered California's insurance hikes are starting to pinch. READ MORE >>

Optional Dental Coverage for Adults. Covered California, the health insurance marketplace set up by the State of California to enable the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, will offer dental coverage for adults for the first time in 2016.  READ MORE >>

If you currently have health insurance through Covered California, you are now at the beginning of the brief annual open enrollment period during which you are free to review the options available to you and change your policy and coverage if you wish. The open enrollment period runs for three months, from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. READ MORE >>

Open Enrollment Period.  Beginning on November 1, 2015, Californians who do not currently have health insurance can enroll for coverage through Covered California, the California health insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act (aka, ObamaCare). READ MORE >>

The Congressional Research Service recently published a detailed study on the projected economic impact of the so-called Cadillac tax on employer-sponsored health insurance plans, which is scheduled to take effect in 2018. READ MORE >>

Shop Around for the Right Covered California Insurer and Policy for You Covered California recently announced that, on average, health insurance premiums in California will increase in 2016 at the relatively modest rate of 4.0 percent. (See my blog entry "Covered California Announces New Health Insurance Rates for 2016," dated August 3, 2016). READ MORE >>

New San Francisco Health Insurance Initiative San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced on Friday, July 17, 2015, a new program to provide additional subsidies for low and middle income San Franciscans to purchase health insurance through the Covered California marketplace.  READ MORE >>

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