The California Court of Appeal has rejected health insurers’ lawsuit against Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones challenging regulations he issued to protect consumers from unlawful cancellations of their health insurance. The Association of California Life and Health Insurers (ACLHIC) sued Commissioner Jones to invalidate his regulations that protect consumers from having their insurance unfairly terminated, claiming the commissioner lacked the authority to adopt them and that they were inconsistent with statute.
We are notifying the members in the following closed plans that their prescription drug coverage will be considered non-creditable in 2017, which is a change from 2016, when their prescription drug coverage was considered creditable. This means that the coverage offered by their plan is not expected to pay out as much as standard Medicare prescription drug coverage pays.
Effective January 1, 2016, chiropractic and acupuncture benefits will no longer be offered as optional riders for your small group Kaiser California clients’ Affordable Care Act (ACA)–compliant plans.
Health Net is helping ensure that its members who have lost their homes or been evacuated due to any of the current wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.
Emergency and urgent care services provided by doctors and hospitals out of our network will be paid at in-network coverage levels.