California Healthline: One Year Later: What Worked for Covered Calif. and What To Expect in November

by Michelle Stuckey

Oct. 1 was the one-year anniversary of California’s health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. After some growing pains in the first year, officials are preparing to launch its second open enrollment period next month.

The exchange is “gearing up and building on the partnerships, community-based enrollment efforts and lessons learned from last year,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee wrote in a blog post marking the anniversary. Lee added, “We know this year will be harder. In three short months, we need to both renew coverage for more than a million Californians and reach out to the many who are eligible for coverage who have not signed up.”

The exchange’s second open enrollment period kicks off on Nov. 15 and will run until Feb. 15, 2015. What lessons are officials drawing on to streamline the process this fall? This edition of “Road to Reform” reviews the first open enrollment period and takes a look forward at the second.

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