Question: Wondered if you watched the webcast of yesterday’s Covered California Board Meeting. If so, anything we should know about.
Answer: I did but I was late tuning in. Readers should comment with takeaways of their own, particularly in the first hour or so. Anyway, Here are a few items I picked up on.
- Quality Ratings could be included by the Exchange as early as mid-November. Kaiser is pushing for it as they look good in the data. Other carriers who don’t look so hot say no “the data is old and no longer relevant”. I believe consumers would be well served to have this information included in the decision making process, no matter how imperfect.
- Agents may be paid for Medi-Cal sales. Peter Lee is behind it, so I’d say it’s likely at some point.
- Single Streamline Application is 35 pages long. The Exchange says that only 3 pages need to be completed by a single applicant. Check it out. Single Streamline Application.pdf