Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Ends Today!

Medicare’s Annual Election Period ends today, December 7th.  If you have not yet made changes to your plan or enrolled – today is the deadline!

For individuals/families, December 15th is the deadline to enroll for coverage beginning January 1, 2016.

Please note these important dates for 2016 health insurance marketplace enrollment:

  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
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Cal Index – Health Information Exchange

Announcing Cal INDEX – next generation Health Information Exchange

Anthem Blue Cross is announcing today a truly historic partnership with Blue Shield – the creation of Cal INDEX a statewide health information exchange.

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) is a comprehensive collection of electronic patient records which will include clinical data from healthcare providers and health insurers.… 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

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