Covered California released a new analysis on Monday, March 20th, that goes into greater detail regarding how consumers could be impacted by the changes in financial assistance proposed under the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Covered California released a new comprehensive analysis on Tuesday detailing the financial assistance available through the Affordable Care Act as well as a preliminary analysis of how changes proposed in federal law would affect enrollees.
Conditional eligibility notices will be sent to affected Covered California consumers who have not resolved their inconsistency and submitted documents 45 days after their eligibility determination. These reminder notices are available in English and Spanish, only.
Guidance offered by Covered California to Certified Insurance Agents assisting consumers with enrollment into MAGI Medi-Cal
Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage with a Covered California Health Plan ends on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Covered California is allowing consumers who attempted to enroll by January 31 an extra four days to complete enrollment and select their health plan. Some consumers may face challenges completing enrollment and Covered California is committed to helping all consumers who attempted to find help cross the enrollment finish line.
During the 2017 renewal process the incorrect Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) amount was sent to the health plan for some consumers. The eligibility determination and notice the consumer received from Covered California displayed the correct APTC amount. However, because the incorrect APTC was sent to the health plans, they invoiced the consumers with overstated APTC and understated premiums owed.
Consumers now have through midnight on Monday, Dec. 19 to sign up and have their coverage begin starting Jan. 1.
Consumers now have until midnight on Dec. 17 to sign up for health care coverage that will begin on Jan. 1, 2017, Covered California announced.
Covered California Certified Enrollers entering consumer income into the online application (CalHEERS) need to report the correct date in the First Date Paid field in order to get the correct eligibility results. Consumers applying for 2017 coverage may incorrectly receive Medi-Cal eligibility if they do not report their current income for 2016.
For individuals and families who enroll in a health plan through Covered California they may also select a family dental plan. Any monthly subsidy awarded to the family for health insurance is not applied to the dental plan. Only household members eligible for the APTC monthly tax credit are able to enroll in an on-exchange Covered California dental plan. This means children who are Medi-Cal eligible or adults who have other coverage such as Medicare can’t be included in the family dental plan.