Author Archives: Laura Nowak

Covered California’s Decision to Not Extend Non-Grandfathered Plans

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the Board of Covered California decided to stay the course on implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and not extend non-ACA compliant plans after 2013.

Extending non-ACA compliant plans posed significant and well publicized risks to healthcare reform overall – including negatively impacting the risk pool, increased possibility for higher premiums in 2015 and significant consumer confusion in an already stressed market.… Read the rest

Individual Mandate Delayed Until March 31, 2014

Week of October 28, 2013

With Congress now focused on dissecting the troubled rollout of health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration is making modifications to its marketplace schedule and is facing pressure to do more. The administration announced last week that it will issue new guidance pushing back the date by which individuals must have health care coverage or face a penalty.… Read the rest