Need Health Insurance? It’s Enrollment Time at Covered California!

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opens November 1, and Covered California, the state’s hub for affordable plans, launched its outreach to Black communities with a “Coffee & Conversation Media Roundtable” at the California Endowment on October 19. The event was hosted by Dr. Robert Ross, president, […]

Security flaws found in 3 state health insurance websites

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people, The Associated Press has learned. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed. The vulnerabilities […]

Black Enrollment Rate for Health Coverage Needs to Increase, says Health Agency

(CBM) – African-American healthcare enrollment through Covered California was at a rate of four percent during the latest open enrollment period. Covered California spokesperson Dana Howard said on Feb. 26, the state-ran marketplace for health insurance is enthusiastic that 9,610 of the Golden State’s new healthcare enrollees identified themselves as Black, although Howard admitted more […]

Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline for Jan 1 Coverage

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Due to very high demand for health insurance through Covered California, the deadline to enroll for coverage starting Jan. 1 will be extended until Dec. 17 to accommodate the surge in interest. The Service Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. “The […]

California Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension for Uninsured

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren’t aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured. Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee announced the extension until April 30. He said Friday that as many as 600,000 residents may […]