Covered California announced that it has yanked Alameda Alliance for Health (AAH)from its health plans in the state exchange. The trigger for removal was that AAH had not been granted a material modification to its licensed from the Department of Managed Health Care to engage in commercial insurance sales for 2014. This lack of ability to sell health plans to individuals and businesses through Covered California technically puts AAH out of compliance with the contract they signed with the insurance exchange to offer health plans to the public.
It’s hard to compare the plans side by side because of the diversity populations they serve and lack of data on some of the health insurance companies. Much of the information about the different health plans and companies is spread out over several different agencies, reports and websites.