Covered California is seeking stakeholder feedback on its efforts
to promote accountability and support delivery system
improvements. In a recently released request
for information, Covered California solicits questions and
suggestions in four key areas.
submitted comments on Covered California’s draft Options
to Improve Affordability in California’s Health Insurance
Market. In the letter, CHA reiterates its readiness to
partner with Covered California and the Legislature to build upon
the Affordable Care Act by implementing premium and cost-sharing
subsidies, an individual mandate and penalty, and reinsurance.
study by researchers at University of California,
Berkeley and University of California, Los Angeles projects
up to 4.4 million Californians could be uninsured in 2023 because
of the federal law removing the Affordable care Act’s (ACA)
individual mandate penalty beginning in 2019.
Following the release of its 2019
rate book, Covered California has released
snapshots of plan offerings and sample rates, by county, for
2019. The snapshots are intended to help consumers better
understand their enrollment options. They show premium
rates for 25-year-old and 40-year-old single individuals and
identify the lowest priced plan for each metal tier, as well
as the second lowest priced silver plan. Consumers may also use
Covered California’s “Shop
and Compare” tool to see specific premium rates.