Category Archives: California

California small businesses still unclear on provisions of healthcare reform law, poll finds

A poll commissioned by supporters of the healthcare law finds that 57% of small businesses surveyed are unfamiliar with new tax credits that small employers can use to offset the cost of an employer-provided health plan. Also, 62% did not … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Health Insurance Companies in California

The 10 biggest health insurers in California are listed below, ranked by market share according to the latest data available from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in early 2011. Rank Insurer #1 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. #2 Blue … Continue reading

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Anthem Blue Cross reduces rate increases

March 21, 2011|By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times Anthem Blue Cross plans to raise rates for more than 500,000 individual policyholders in California 9.1% on July 1, down from 16.4%, state officials say. In addition, 80,000 members would see rate … Continue reading

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State Opens Health Insurance Plan to Provide Coverage to Uninsured Californians

Achieving a major milestone in health care reform, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) has opened for enrollment with coverage beginning today, Monday, October 25, 2010. The PCIP is one of the first major provisions … Continue reading

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