Michael Lujan, Director of Sales and Marketing for Covered California’s SHOP, resigned today. A spokesman for Covered California said Lujan will leave his position Aug. 9th. Lujan is expected to release a statement later today and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. Michael was the de facto voice of the exchange for agents. He will be greatly missed.
This is not a good sign! Not at all!
Listened to the news conference, not much choice of providers on the only PPO side in the brochure. Brochure says that Blue Shield's network will only have 22,000 ppo providers. That's about half the normal network.
I agree. Michael was the only one with agent credibility. As for the plans, it's looking like HIPC all over again. There's a big hole where Anthem should be. They should have done more to keep them in.