Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage with a Covered California Health Plan ends on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Covered California is allowing consumers who attempted to enroll by January 31 an extra four days to complete enrollment and select their health plan. Some consumers may face challenges completing enrollment and Covered California is committed to helping all consumers who attempted to find help cross the enrollment finish line.
Covered California Special Enrollment Instructions for 2016
Covered California has released instructions for navigating the Special Enrollment Periods consumers are eligible for when they have a qualifying event. It’s important that the online application be filled out a certain way for different qualifying events.
Covered California melts down during renewal period
As Covered California began to allow consumers to renew their health insurance for 2016 the online enrollment system has ceased to operate. They issued an Agent Alert on Thursday at 2:45pm.
Medi-Cal Payments Ending for Health Agents
Pursuant to the California State budget enacted for fiscal year 2015-2016, however, payments will no longer be made for enrollments in Medi-Cal submitted after June 30, 2015.
Health agent sues Covered California for damages
It is no news to the first wave of Covered California Certified Insurance Agents in 2013 that Californias online health insurance exchange was not ready for business. The number one complaint from agents was they were not receiving credit, and ultimately commissions, from the numerous individual and family enrollments they were performing. One health […]
More cuts to health agent commissions, can independents survive?
The commission structure for individual and family plans has been on a steady decline since the Affordable Care Act began to be implemented in 2011. As the commissions to agents have decreased, the request from clients for assistance has increased. Now a major carrier has announced a reduction in commissions for small group plans. There […]
Covered California Sales Seminar 2
Covered California held its second in a series of sales seminars for Certified Insurance Agents. The webinar was punctuated by technical glitches and an amateurish quality of the presenters. They did manage to address several questions that had less to do about sales and more about the CalHEERS on-going technical problems and new voter registration […]
Mandatory California Agent Voter Registration Training
Covered California Certified Insurance Agents (CIA) were informed on October 22nd that they would have to attend mandatory voter registration training. All CIAs must assist consumers with registering to vote after they have completed enrolling them in a Covered California health plan. Mandatory webinar based training will be released later for agents to complete. Agents […]
Covered California Report A Change function disabled
Covered California will be updating the enrollment software between October 13th and November 4th, 2014. This update disables the Report a Change function preventing consumers from adding a family member through either birth or adoption. Covered California has published escalation procedures for Certified Insurance Agents and Certified Enrollment Counselors to use when they need to […]
Covered California sends pre-termination letters to immigrants
From Covered California communication with Certified Insurance Agents and Certified Enrollment Counselors Pre-Termination Notices Will Be Sent Today To Fewer Than 11,000 People SACRAMENTO, Calif. Covered California announced Monday it has been able to clear the citizenship/lawful presence status of the vast majority of individuals who were sent notices seeking verification documents in September, meaning […]