Legislation in California raises questions about health insurance coverage

California Health Insurance

Regulations targeting insurance rates could put Covered California in a precarious position New regulations targeting health insurance rates in California are raising questions about the state’s insurance exchange, Covered California. The Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act is set to be included on the November ballot. If approved by voters, it would go into effect on November 5 this year, 10 days before the state’s insurance exchange begins its second open enrollment period. The legislation would have an impact on the cost of the policies sold through the exchange, but…

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California health insurance rate regulation to save medical industry $23 million


A rate regulation for California health insurance that was implemented about two months ago has already managed to save doctors and other medical care and service providers approximately $23 million from excessive premiums for malpractice coverage. This regulation was put into place by the California Department of Insurance and has managed to decrease the premiums that these medical professionals must pay by eliminating unjustified amounts that were being added to their malpractice coverage costs. The regulation authority put the rule into place by using prior approval. That said, while it…

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