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Covered California Spurs Competition Among Health Insurance Companies
Sierra Sun Times

Covered California released new enrollment data on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 which showed how the state’s healthy mix of enrollees and its aggressive negotiations with health Covered California logoinsurance companies led to increased competition in the marketplace and better prices for consumers.

More than 439,000 consumers newly signed up for health care coverage during the most recent open-enrollment period — including approximately 14,000 who received help finishing their applications after the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those new enrollees, the percentage of consumers who selected a health plan outside of the four major carriers — Anthem Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente — nearly tripled compared with a year ago.