he plan selection deadline for a January 1, 2018 coverage start date has been extended to Friday, December 22 to accommodate increased interest in enrollment for the new year.
Consumers who are identified as enrolled in MEC Medicare and a Marketplace plan through Medicare PDM should return to their Marketplace application and end their Marketplace coverage or Marketplace financial assistance. Consumers may have to pay back all or some of the APTC paid on their behalf for months they had both Marketplace coverage with APTC and MEC Medicare, when they file their federal income tax return.
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 has updated and changed various parts of their online health insurance enrollment website for 2017. These changes, launched with the release of the CalHEERS 16.9 build, will affect new enrollments and individuals and families renewing their health insurance for 2017. A high level overview was published by Covered California in their 2017 Consumer Renewal Journey & Features Release 16.9. The slides of the presentation are available for download.
Covered California will have a new Health Plan Selection page for consumers for 2017 health insurance selection. They have streamlined some of the introductory pages, enhanced the filters for plan selection, and dropped some of the legal notices during check out. A video reviewing some of the enhancements has been posted by Covered California called Shop & Compare Walkthrough.
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.
Covered California also released data on the ethnicity of its enrollment population, which illustrates the positive enrollment trends seen over the last 18 months. While Covered California is increasingly improving its enrollment to better reflect the diversity of subsidy-eligible Californians, this improvement will take time to be fully reflected in active membership, which accounts for all the consumers enrolled since January 2014.
The Covered California sales seminar for 2015 open enrollment held on December 3rd covered numerous topics. While new sales collateral, store front signage and immigration updates were covered, the bulk of the webinar was devoted to tips, tricks and more work-a-round solutions for enrollment system glitches. The last part of the seminar was a 16 […]
Covered California presented a short seminar and long video about the updates and changes to the CalHEERS online enrollment system. The presentation should have been entitled Bugs and Workarounds because there are more known issues than anyone at Covered California is willing to admit with the program. The breadth of the issues and challenges with […]
Covered California staff is forecasting that SHOP enrollment will double by the end of 2014 and double again during open enrollment for 2015. A list of assumptions was given for the stellar forecast enrollment during the May 2014 Board meeting where the topic was revenue projections from fees charged on individual small group members. Based […]