New IRS Notice Addresses COVID-19, Medicaid, and the ACA

New IRS Notice Addresses COVID-19, Medicaid, and the ACA

September 16, 2020 2 minute read: New IRS guidance addresses the intersection of COVID-19, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a bid to increase COVID-19 testing in the U.S., one facet Read More
Covered California Introduces New Special Enrollment Period

Covered California Introduces New Special Enrollment Period

September 2, 2020 1 minute read: Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, has introduced a new special enrollment period to benefit victims of the 500+ wildfires Read More
How Serious are Penalties under the ACA? Very.

How Serious are Penalties under the ACA? Very.

June 8, 2020 2 minute read: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the single most important piece of health care legislation in generations. One major reason for the ACA’s significant impact on the Read More
ACA COVID-19 Special Enrollment Periods Open in States Across the Country

ACA COVID-19 Special Enrollment Periods Open in States Across the Country

April 20, 2020 2 minute read: While Trump Administration shot down the idea of a special ACA enrollment period to help individuals who have lost their coverage due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, states Read More
Federal Special Enrollment Period on the Horizon

Federal Special Enrollment Period on the Horizon

March 25, 2020 2 minute read: The Trump Administration is doing the unexpected and considering a special ACA enrollment period in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The special enrollment period will provide uninsured Read More
California Extends Special Enrollment Period

California Extends Special Enrollment Period

March 23, 2020 2 minutes read: Due to the enormous challenges the coronavirus crisis is imposing on our healthcare system, the state of California has extended its Special Enrollment period. Effective immediately, the Read More
California Health Exchange Welcomes New Enrollees Thanks to Individual Mandate

California Health Exchange Welcomes New Enrollees Thanks to Individual Mandate

March 4, 2020 2 minute read: As California finalizes its initial open enrollment results, the data shows the state’s Individual Mandate played a part in the higher turnout. According to Covered California, the Read More
California’s Individual Mandate is Here

California’s Individual Mandate is Here

January 27, 2020 2 minute read: Now that it is 2020, several state-wide Individual Mandates have gone into effect, including California’s. As of January 1, California residents, including domestic partners and their dependents, Read More
What to Expect from California’s Individual Mandate

What to Expect from California’s Individual Mandate

November 27, 2019 2 minute read: The new year is almost upon us and a number of states including California will have their statewide Individual Mandate take effect. Come January 1, 2020 employers Read More
California Passes New State-Wide Healthcare Individual Mandate

California Passes New State-Wide Healthcare Individual Mandate

July 3, 2019 5 minute read: In early January, I wrote a blog post titled, “Will 2019 Be the Year for Statewide Individual Health Insurance Mandates?” More and more, it is appearing that Read More
Why You Should Be Concerned that ACA Exchange Notices are Being Issued

Why You Should Be Concerned that ACA Exchange Notices are Being Issued

October 8, 2018 2 minute read:  The fourth quarter of the 2018 tax year is here, bringing with it record temperatures in many parts of the country. The ACA enforcement process is also Read More
As Congress Moves To Remove Individual Mandate, States Seek Their Own Version

As Congress Moves To Remove Individual Mandate, States Seek Their Own Version

January 8, 2018 It was a decade ago when Massachusettsimplemented its own individual mandate that required state residents to obtain health insurance or face financial ramifications. Nationwide, that rule became the framework of Read More
In Contrast to Federal Government, California Institutes New Laws to Bolster ACA

In Contrast to Federal Government, California Institutes New Laws to Bolster ACA

October 17, 2017 While the White House and many Republicans in Washington, D.C., seem intent on undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the statehouse in Sacramento is doing something to bolster it. The Read More
Excess PTCs Can Lead To Greater Tax Liability

Excess PTCs Can Lead To Greater Tax Liability

September 14, 2017 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made significant strides in making healthcare affordable thanks to subsidies like Premium Tax Credits (PTCs), but that assistance can ultimately affect tax liability. At Read More
ACA Complexities Increase Among States

ACA Complexities Increase Among States

February 21, 2017 As the Affordable Care Act remains under the magnifying glass—debating on a repeal, replace, or fix—states are feeling the brunt of the confusion. States with the ways and means to Read More
The ACA Brings Another Win To California

The ACA Brings Another Win To California

September 20, 2016 In the 4th Kaiser Family Foundation Longitudinal Panel Survey, some impressive findings surround the state of California. The survey polled a randomly selected pool of uninsured adult Californians and tracked Read More
UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

July 11, 2016 It comes as no surprise that UnitedHealth Group is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act. This year, the health care provider claimed a financial hit in 2015 due Read More
California Pioneers Move To Provide Health Care To All Immigrants

California Pioneers Move To Provide Health Care To All Immigrants

June 30, 2016 On June 23, President Obama’s championing for Immigration reform received some sobering news when the Supreme Court thwarted Obama’s plan to protect certain illegal immigrants from possible deportation. It was Read More
California Exercises The Power Of Persuasion With Premiums

California Exercises The Power Of Persuasion With Premiums

May 18, 2016 While the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace provides great options for those in pursuit of health care, the ability to negotiate premiums is a missing key component. However, thanks Read More
California Targets Neighborhoods With High Rates Of Uninsured

California Targets Neighborhoods With High Rates Of Uninsured

December 14, 2015 Covered California, the state’s Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, is intensifying efforts to sign people up in areas of the state that have exceptionally high numbers of uninsured residents. It Read More
ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

ACA Enrollment Opens November 1

October 29, 2015 The third annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage begins November 1, continuing through January 31. The federal government and many states are launching public information campaigns Read More

Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

December 16, 2014 Covered California extended until midnight Dec. 21 the deadline for new and renewing consumers to enroll for that will be effective January 1, 2015. The deadline had been Dec. 15, Read More