CHA News Article

Covered California Seeks Federal Approval for Bridge Plan

The California Health Benefit Exchange Board announced March 7 that it will seek federal approval for a bridge plan to promote continuity of coverage for people who go in and out of eligibility for Medi-Cal, enabling them to purchase standard benefit plans through Covered California at a substantially reduced cost. 

Last week, the board approved a staff recommendation to obtain the approval; its March 7 announcement to seek the approval confirms its intention to begin offering the bridge plans at the earliest possible date in 2014. For more information about the bridge plan, see CHA News, Feb. 27 or the full press release from Covered California.