Month: December 2013

More Changes for Individuals with Cancelled Policies

December 20, 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new guidance yesterday regarding  options for individuals with cancelled health insurance policies. A plan cancellation now qualifies as a hardship exemption, meaning that those facing cancellations can enroll in catastrophic…

Read More

Enrollment by Region

December 17, 2013

Today Covered California released region specific breakdowns of enrollment in October and November. Highlights include: The Los Angeles region enrolled the most individuals, totaling 23% of enrollees, but still has a ways to go, given that 31% of the state’s subsidy eligible population…

Read More

Enrollment Demographics

December 13, 2013

There were over 109,000 enrollments in Covered California in October and November. A more recent update from Covered California noted that more than 156,000 individuals enrolled through the first week of December. Of the initial enrollees, 86%  qualified for premium assistance from…

Read More

Iowa Medicaid Expansion Moves Forward with CMS Waiver Approval

December 13, 2013

Iowa received federal approval this week to expand its Medicaid program on January 1, 2014. The Hawkeye State could cover as many as 190,000 more residents through the expansion, named the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. ITUP applauds the news that Iowa and the federal Centers for…

Read More

ITUP Draft Recommendations for the San Francisco Universal Health Council

December 13, 2013

The reccomendations beloTheasdfads -->Below are ITUP's suggestions to the San Francisco Universal Health Council on revising the San Francisco Health Care Security ordinance's employer health spending obligations in light of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Download the complete…

Read More

December Update – Covered California Leads the US in Exchange Applications

December 11, 2013

Nationally, fewer people have enrolled in coverage through the Exchanges than expected. However, given that the federal website had limited functionality until recently, the Exchanges received significant interest in the first two months of open enrollment. From October 1 through…

Read More

Kaiser Child Health Plan to be Revamped

December 3, 2013

The Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan will be significantly altered in 2014 to comply with ACA provisions. The plan, which currently offers low-cost coverage to children who do not have access to other insurance, will shift to a separate plan and subsidy structure. Low-income children…

Read More