Health insurance bill in California to set a new industry benchmark

Health Insurance benefits due to healthcare reform

Residents of the state will now have a much clearer idea of the impact of the healthcare reform. A new health insurance bill is now providing Californians with a better concept of the way that the healthcare reform will be changing the way that they purchase their coverage as of 2014. Acupuncture will now be covered for the treatment of nausea as well as pain. Also covered will be many forms of tobacco cessation methods in addition to vision screening. That said, the final decision has not yet been made…

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The California health insurance industry from the perspective of the Insurance Commissioner

California life Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

Dave Jones has been in office since early 2011 and has made healthcare reforms a top priority. From the time that Dave Jones became the state insurance commissioner, California health insurance reforms have been a primary priority, and this goal has continued with a ballot measure that he is now backing. The measure is the Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act. Should this measure pass, it will give him the authority to block increases to rates that he considers to be excessive. He explained that as this type of…

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California regulators are one step closer to more authority over the state’s insurance industry

California lawmakers have been inching closer to passing new legislation that would give the state’s insurance regulators the authority to reject changes to health insurance premiums. On Wednesday, the proposal passed an important test and earned approval from the Senate Health Committee. Earlier in the year, many Californian health insurers instituted steep rate hikes, much to the chagrin of Dave Jones, the state’s Insurance Commissioner. Jones led the protest against the insurers and petitioned each company to stymie its rate hikes. He has been adamant in the belief that if…

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