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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

Live In California And Need Help Enrolling In Health Insurance?

Need Help Enrolling in Health Insurance? Private Or CoveredCA? Have Questions like what plan is right for you?

Call Covered California Certified Insurance Agent Kelli A. Fletcher, She is here to help you and your family!

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Eric B. Fuller, Inc.
Life & Health Insurance Agency
CA Agency License 0D95539
562 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tel: 858.481.1925
Fax: 858-755-5040

Serving California

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Special Enrollment Info For Health Insurance Coverage In California

You may be eligible for special enrollment

If you experience a qualifying life event, such as a marriage, birth of a child, or loss of employer-sponsored health coverage, you may sign up for coverage within 60 days of the event in a special enrollment.
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COVERED CALIFORNIA HEALTH PLANS EXTEND PAYMENT DEADLINE TO JANUARY 15, 2014

coveredcaConsumers Given Nine Additional Days to Make Payment; Coverage Still Effective Starting Jan. 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California’s eleven health insurance companies unanimously agreed Saturday to extend the deadline for consumers to submit payment for their first month’s premium.

Consumers now have until Jan. 15, 2014 to make payment to the companies. The nine additional days will ease feelings consumers may have of being rushed to pay the invoices they recently received.

The extension also assures health insurance companies time to mail the invoices and for consumers to have received the documents. Payment for coverage taking effect Jan. 1 must be in the hands of the health insurance companies by Jan. 15 and not simply postmarked or in-transit.

Meanwhile, about 200,000 households with coverage due to take effect Jan. 1, and who supplied their email addresses to Covered California, will receive direct notification about the payment deadline extension. Consumers can also visit www.CoveredCA.com  for instructions on how to pay their premium.

Health insurance companies stress that this is a one-time payment deadline extension, and that payment for coverage is due at the beginning of each month.

About Covered California

Covered California is the state’s marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. With coverage starting in 2014, Covered California helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance that is available on a sliding-scale basis to reduce insurance costs or whether they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Small businesses can purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information on Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.

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Covered California, Certified Insurance Agent, Del Mar, CA

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Kelli A. Fletcher

Kelli Fletcher
President
Lic: 0H88596

Eric B. Fuller, Inc.
Life & Health Insurance Agency
CA Lic# 0D95539
562 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tel: 858.481.1925
Fax: 858.755.5040

email: kfuller@ericbfullerinc.com

http://ericbfullerinc.com/

This website is owned and maintained by Eric B. Fuller, Inc., which is solely responsible for its content. This site is not maintained by or affiliated with Covered California, and Covered California bears no responsibility for its content. The e-mail addresses and telephone number that appears throughout this site belong to Eric B. Fuller, Inc. and cannot be used to contact Covered California.


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Covered California, Certified Insurance Agent, Solana Beach, CA

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Kelli A. Fletcher

Kelli Fletcher
President
Lic: 0H88596

Eric B. Fuller, Inc.
Life & Health Insurance Agency
CA Lic# 0D95539
562 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tel: 858.481.1925
Fax: 858.755.5040

email: kfuller@ericbfullerinc.com

http://ericbfullerinc.com/

This website is owned and maintained by Eric B. Fuller, Inc., which is solely responsible for its content. This site is not maintained by or affiliated with Covered California, and Covered California bears no responsibility for its content. The e-mail addresses and telephone number that appears throughout this site belong to Eric B. Fuller, Inc. and cannot be used to contact Covered California.


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2015 PPACA plan regs released | LifeHealthPro

The public exchanges are giving commercial carriers a chance to sell subsidized qualified health plan coverage to moderate-income consumers.

Now the Obama administration is working on rules that could help some states create major new nonprofit competitors, as well.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting ready to publish the rules – proposed funding methods for a “Basic Health Program” program – in the Federal Register next week.

The Patient and Protection and Affordable Care Act lets people with incomes from 133 percent to 200 percent of the federal poverty level use new tax credits to pay for coverage bought through the exchanges.

Consumer groups that thought the commercial exchange plan system would be too expensive persuaded Congress to put a basic plan system provision in PPACA, in Section 1331.

PPACA Section 1331 lets states set up health insurance programs for residents with household incomes between 133 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level who aren’t eligible for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or employer-sponsored health coverage.

A state with a basic plan system could either run its own basic plan plans, or it could hire outside companies, such as WellPoint Inc. or UnitedHealth Group Inc., to run the plans, just as many states now hire commercial carriers to run their Medicaid plans

A state with a basic plan system could collect premium payments from the insureds, while receiving cash from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The amount would be based on the tax credits the basic plan enrollees would have received if they had signed up for commercial exchange plan coverage rather than signing up for coverage from a state-run basic plan.

The new proposal talks about the rules CMS might use when calculating how much funding states would receive for its basic plan system.

CMS failed to set up the basic plan system in 2014. Some said CMS waited on developing the basic plan system because it was afraid starting the system in 2014 would have frightened insurers away from selling commercial plans through the exchanges.

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PPACA gets blame for out-of-pocket cost increases | LifeHealthPro

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans who already have coverage are blaming rising premiums and deductibles on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

There are signs that the HealthCare.gov federal PPACA exchange enrollment system is working better, but about half of the Americans with private coverage who participated in a new Associated Press-GfK poll said their policies will be changing next year — mostly for the worse.

Employers were already moving toward leaner coverage before PPACA along, but 77 percent of the poll participants blame the upcoming changes on PPACA.

Sixty-nine percent said their premiums will be going up, and 59 percent said annual deductibles or co-payments are increasing.

Only 21 percent of those with private coverage said their plan is expanding to cover more types of medical care, though coverage of preventive care at no charge to the patient has been required by the law for the past couple of years.

Fourteen percent said coverage for spouses is being restricted or eliminated, and 11 percent said their plan is being discontinued.

Political leanings seemed to affect perceptions of eroding coverage, with larger majorities of Republicans and independents saying their coverage will be affected.

More than 60 percent of the participants said they disapprove of President Obama’s handling of health care.

But, when the survey firm asked participants which party they trust more to handle health care, 32 percent named the Democrats and just 22 percent named the Republicans.

The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Dec. 5-9 and involved online interviews with 1,367 adults. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents.

The poll was conducted after Obama administrations said they had greatly improved the HealthCare.gov website and states said they had greatly improved their enrollment systems.

About 11 percent of the participants said they or someone in their household had tried to sign up for health insurance through the exchanges.

Among the people who had applied for coverage through the exchanges or knew someone else who had, about one-quarter said the applicants had managed to enroll in coverage, half said the would-be applicants had not succeeded at enrolling in coverage, and one-quarter weren’t sure what the result was.

Phyllis Dessel, 63, of Reading, Pa., made 50 attempts at getting enrolled online and said she believes she is finally enrolled.

The retired social worker, a political independent, currently has her own private insurance.

When Dessel described her experience, she jokingly asked, “Do you mind if I cry?”

Thanks to tax credits available under PPACA, she was able to save about $100 a month on the monthly premium for her new coverage. But she had to switch carriers because staying with her current insurer would have cost more than she was willing to pay. She hasn’t gotten an invoice yet from her new insurance company.

The premiums she found on the new insurance marketplace were “not at all” what she expected, said Dessel. “They were much, much higher.”

A supporter of PPACA, she said she believes changes are needed to make the coverage more affordable.

“I think with a lot of amendments or updates, it could be very, very helpful and beneficial,” said Dessel. “I know a lot of people who don’t have insurance. My hairdresser, my plumber don’t have insurance, and they’re not going to get it if it’s not affordable.”

AP News Survey Specialist Dennis Junius and Associated Press writer Stacy A. Anderson contributed to this report.

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