Question: Can you give me a quick outline of the benefit changes in Covered California plans in 2017?
Answer: In 2017, Covered California health plans have improved benefit designs by reducing the number of services that are subject to a deductible. People in Silver, Gold and Platinum plans will pay a flat copay for emergency room visits without having to satisfy a deductible. Urgent care costs in every plan will be same as the primary care visit. People in Silver 70 plans will save as much as $55 on an urgent care visit and $10 on a primary care visit. Even people in the most affordable Bronze plans can now see their doctor or a specialist three times before the visits are subject to the deductible.