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Covered California Silver Plan’s May Receive a Rate Increase for 2018
by Wendy Barnett Be on the watch for Covered California announcements in October or November 2017 regarding rate changes on the Silver Plans, or more specifically the “cost-sharing-reduction (CSR...

How to Minimize Your 2017 Covered California Rate Increase
By Esmeralda MercadoIf you’re currently enrolled on a private health plan, your rates are likely to increase by a lot. In California, the weighted average increase is 13.2%. Because this is a transi...

2017 Covered California Rate Increases
by Esmeralda MercadoEffective January 1st 2017, most California private health insurance rates will increase an average of 13.2%. The actual rate change will vary, based on:The carrier you’re withT...

Covered California Rate Increase of 13.2% Announced for 2017
by Wendy BarnettOn Tuesday July 19, 2016, Covered California announced that its subscribers will experience an average rate increase of 13.2% for 2017.  This is quite a jump from the last 2 years, wh...

Covered California Rate Increases Expected to Hit Double Digits in 2017
by John HansenLeading experts in the California health insurance market including Jeff Smith, Vice President of Individual and Family Plans for Blue Shield of California, are predicting 2017 rate incr...

How to Solve the Problem of Rising Insurance Rates
by John Hansen The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to be just that…affordable. However, many are arguing that Obamacare has really just caused rates to rise. For some who are receiving the...

Covered California’s 2017 Rate Hike Lower than National Average
By Wendy BarnettWhen Covered California announced that there would be a rate hike for 2017 that averaged 13.2%, Californians were understandably upset. But residents don't have to look far to realize...

Obamacare Rates 2017: Why Are They Going Up?
by John Hansen Obamacare rates are going up in 2017. Most states will have rate increases in the double digits. According to leading General Agency / FMO, Health Family Insurance, they have seen noth...

Covered California Website Increases Online Security
by John HansenAgents Required to Enter Cell Phone Numbers and Use Passcode to Verify IdentityCovered California is making strides on their website to increase security. Security breaches have been in...

Why Kaiser Permanente Can Drop Rates, But Won’t
by John HansenIf Kaiser Permanente has a surplus of income, then why not just give the money back to the members? Why not just lower prices for everyone? Blue Shield of California has their 2% commitm...