SF Business Times: Covered California plans to award $16.9 million in “Navigator” grants

Chris Rauber Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, plans to award $16.9 million in grants to educate consumers about its Navigator program, “the next phase in the agency’s outreach, education and enrollment efforts.” That next phase comes after some critics took issue with earlier outreach and enrollment procedures. The exchange, run by Executive DirectorPeter Lee, … Continue reading

SF Business Times: Last-minute ‘surge’ continues as Covered California races past 1.2 million sign-ups

Chris Rauber Reporter-San Francisco Business Times A “surge” in last-minute sign-ups gave Covered California more than 1.2 million on its rolls on the nominal last day to enroll, and was continuing through the late afternoon. Nearly 1.21 million Californians had signed up as of 2 a.m. March 31, officials said, with 156,000 new sign-ups since … Continue reading

SF Business Times: Covered California gets $1 billion from feds

Chris Rauber Reporter-San Francisco Business Times   Covered California, the Golden State’s Obamacare exchange, has nabbed another $155 million in federal funding, giving it nearly $1.1 billion in overall support from the federal government.   The new funds, from a supplemental grant, will be used primarily for outreach, marketing, “enrollment assistance,” staffing and technology, the Sacramento-based … Continue reading

SF Business Times:More healthcare sticker shock as 1 million Californians face policy cancellations

Chris Rauber Reporter-San Francisco Business Times As a national debate rages over individual health policy cancellations because their coverage doesn’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, another shoe is likely to drop very soon in California. That’s because, so far, there’s been no word on how the changes will affect enrollees in individual and family … Continue reading

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