CHA News Article

Covered California Removes Carrier from Marketplace

Covered California has announced that one of its 12 health plans, Alameda Alliance for Health, will be removed from the choice of exchange products until further notice, because it has not been approved by the state to sell health coverage in the commercial market. The state Department of Managed Health Care notified Covered California that the company’s application for a “material modification” of its license to allow commercial insurance sales has not been approved, a contractual condition for the company to offer plans in the Covered California exchange for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Covered California has informed prospective enrollees that they need to sign up for another plan, but doesn’t expect any impact on coverage in the Alameda County region, as residents can choose from a mix of plans from Anthem, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente.