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California health care exchange cleared to hire in Rancho Cordova
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to allow the hiring of hundreds of call-center employees in Rancho Cordova and elsewhere to assist in selling medical insurance through California’s new health care exchange.

“Most definitely, it’s going to allow us to move forward with hiring,” said Dana Howard, spokesman for Covered California, the health exchange. “This was the key thing we needed to have resolved.” Senate Bill 509, which Brown signed Monday, lays the groundwork for hiring by requiring criminal background checks of potential call-center employees who would have access to clients’ personal, medical, tax or financial information.