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Covered California Health Plan Contracts Signed

Covered California has announced that 12 health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage in the individual exchange, with six of those companies also offering plans through the exchange’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) market. A 13th tentatively selected company, Ventura County Health Care Plan, has opted out of the exchange in the first year. Ventura County’s 95,000 residents eligible for federal subsidies through the exchange now have three options for coverage: Anthem Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente. Residents who buy Blue Shield or Anthem Blue Cross insurance through Covered California will have access to care at Ventura County Medical Center, Santa Paula Hospital and more than 30 medical clinics and a network of specialty services.

Covered California has now executed agreements with the following companies to offer plans in the exchange’s individual market:

  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Contra Costa Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Western Health Advantage

The following health plans will participate in SHOP:

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Western Health Advantage

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