Author Archives: Laura Nowak

Covered California Standard Benefits Announced

On February 13th, Covered California (our state’s health insurance exchange) released its standardized plan benefit structure for plans offered under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014. These benefits must be offered in the individual and small group (under 50 employees) markets both inside and outside of Covered California’s marketplace. … Read the rest

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Update – February 2, 2013

Health Benefit Exchange Update: March 1, 2013 Notice of Coverage Options Requirement Delayed

Under Section 1512 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are required to provide their employees with written notice of coverage options available through state health insurance Exchanges.… Read the rest

Creating a New Competitive Marketplace: Affordable Insurance Exchanges

In 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to affordable coverage through a new competitive private health insurance market – State-based Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Affordable Insurance Exchanges will provide individuals and small businesses with a “one-stop shop” to find and compare affordable, quality private health insurance options.… Read the rest

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