Month: February 2015

Mom, Dad, I'm 26 and I forgot to enroll in Covered California, "I'm so sorry, but what do I do now"?

February 26, 2015

If you just started preparing your taxes for that refund you were hoping for and you just now learned that there is a tax penalty for not enrolling, you can apply from now until April 30 at Covered California. If your income is less than $16,100 for an individual,…

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ITUP Draft summary of the §1115 Waiver Concepts

February 25, 2015

ITUP Draft Summary of the State’s §1115 Waiver Concepts, dated 2/11/15 The request is for $15-20 billion in increased FFP over 5 years or $3-4 billion a year in federal and state shared savings. The state and federal government would agree on a per member per month cost amount…

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Gallup Survey Shows Uninsured Rate Plummeting in U.S., California

February 24, 2015

A new Gallup survey released today found that the uninsured rate in the U.S. dropped from 17.3% to 13.8% over the last year. This share is the smallest recorded by Gallup in 7 years. States across the country recorded reductions in the uninsurance rate, and California was no exception.…

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10 More Reasons to Attain Health Insurance Through Covered CA

February 14, 2015

Open Enrollment closes tomorrow! For those that need a last minute nudge, here are 10 more reason why you should get covered! 1. Because you will need a Doctor’s note when you call into work sick and go fishing instead 2. In case your new belly piercing gets infected 3. Because…

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If You are Uninsured…

February 12, 2015

If You are Uninsured or Have Private Individual Insurance, Ten Good Reasons to Enroll before February 15, 2015 -- the Deadline for Covered California – In case you get sick -- measles, mumps, the flu, chicken pox or any other infectious disease. In…

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Solo and Small Group Physician Practices in California (UPDATED)

February 11, 2015

Solo and small group (fewer than 10) physician practices are an important piece in California’s healthcare landscape. They serve as access points for consumers to receive healthcare services, emphasize relationship-based continuity of care and serve the geographically and socio-economically…

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In Loving Memory

February 10, 2015

The 19th ITUP conference is dedicated in loving memory to Peter Harbage.

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Covered California Open Enrollment Ends February 15! Make Health Coverage Your Valentine!

February 6, 2015

Dearest ITUP Family, Valentine’s Day is about a week away. So, it’s (apparently) the season for love. And there’s no better way to show your love for family, significant others, and friends than… <drumroll> …health coverage! I just gave one of my friends, a very…

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