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Quote of the Day- January 26, 2015
“I see more narrow network plans [in 2015] with less benefit coverage, if less benefits is possible for them to do under the ACA. One insurance company in California has very low individual rates, low commissions and very narrow networks. Some consumers will see the cost and buy it on the exchange. The problem will arise when people try to go see a doctor and find out they can’t see the doctor they have been seeing for years and they will then understand why the cost is so much less than every other similar plan.”
—Craig Gussin, a principal at Auerbach & Gussin Insurance and Financial Services in San Diego, told AIS’s Health Plan Week.

Adapting to ACA with Technology...January 13, 2105
hopping for insurance is both time-consuming and confus-ing. Insurance brokers such as San Diego-based Auerbach & Gussin, use experience to reduce time and cost, as well as to find the right fit for the company or individual seeking insurance. The firm works with clients on individual and family plans, com-pany health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, as well as…… Read More

LAST-MINUTE OBAMACARE APPEALS TO BE HEARD...December 27, 2014
The deadline to apply for a policy that starts Jan. 1 was midnight Monday. But heavy traffic on the Covered California website and at its call centers had many people reporting that they were unable to connect or that the system kept kicking them off before they could complete the process…… Read More

Health exchange may grant reprieve to those who missed Monday deadline...December 26, 2014
All hope is not lost for those who want their new health insurance coverage to start on Jan. 1 but have not yet succeeded in buying a plan from health exchange operator Covered California….. Read More

HEALTH SITE SEES GLITCHES AGAIN...December 15, 2014
With a key deadline arriving today, the state’s health insurance exchange has continued to increase enrollment even as computer glitches divert some who seek to enroll or renew existing policies. Californians have until midnight today to enroll and have their policies start on Jan. 1. While open enrollment lasts until Feb. 15, policies purchased after today will not start on New Year’s Day….. Read More
Covered CA glitch diverting some to Medi-Cal...December 12, 2014
With a key deadline arriving today, the state’s health insurance exchange has continued to increase enrollment even as computer glitches divert some who seek to enroll or renew existing policies…. Read More

CAN OBAMACARE FULFILL ITS PROMISE IN SAN DIEGO?...December 10, 2014
Will San Diego have America’s finest Obamacare? Yes, it’s way too early for any verdicts about the Affordable Care Act and its implementation, even in California, which has embraced this messy mash-up of a law more rapidly and firmly than almost any other state. It may be that we’ll never be able to evaluate Obamacare coherently — it’s simply too complex and contradictory, a wave remaking one-fifth of the economy….. Read More

Picking the Right Health Insurance Plan
December 4, 2014
Workers have multiple health insurance plans to choose from at more than one-third of U.S. small businesses and about two-thirds of large companies, according to the most recent Census data. Meanwhile, insurance options have expanded for millions of Americans, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and, in many cases, have moved beyond the chocolate-or-vanilla varieties of years past… Read More

Time to Enroll, or Re-Enroll, in an ‘Obamacare’ Health Plan
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The “Obamacare” marketplaces are now gearing up for a new challenge: persuading Americans who slogged through last year’s troubled open enrollment to renew their coverage.. Read More

Have Obamacare? Soon it’s time to renew
September 10, 2014.
Starting in October, Obamacare enters a new phase as renewal notices start arriving in the mail for about 1.4 million policyholders. The notices herald the arrival of the controversial health law’s first open-enrollment period on Nov. 15. Read More

Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it.
June 21, 2014. According to a 2010 poll by the SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, most Californians age 40 and older don’t have long-term care insurance, which typically covers extended care provided at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home.Read More

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans …
May 13, 2014
. Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patients’ access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges — sometimes even after they were told their plan would include their current doctor….Read More

Obamacare enrollment numbers coming Thursday, November 12, 2013. Covered California, the state’s health exchange, is set to release its first enrollment numbers Thursday, amid projections that fewer than 100,000 Americans have signed up for individual policies through exchanges operating in other states.Read More

James DiMaggio’s family wants paternity tests, August 21, 2013. believes he is father of Hannah and Ethan Anderson DiMaggio left $112K to kids’ paternal grandmother
SAN DIEGO – Kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio left behind a dark legacy and a $112,000 life insurance policy to the family of his alleged victims. Read More

STATE IS LOOKING FOR AGENTS TO SELL HEALTH INSURANCE…
August 14, 2013.
California’s new health insurance exchange allows anyone with a computer to shop for a policy with a few clicks of their mouse, but consumers who are confused by all of the available options will be able to turn to a licensed broker for help. Read More

Agents will get access to health reform market…
August 13, 2013
California’s new health insurance exchange allows anyone with a computer to shop for a policy with a few clicks of their mouse, but consumers who are confused by all of the available options will be able to turn to a licensed broker for help Read More

Businesses weigh fines over paying insurance …
February 5, 2013
. With health reform mandates looming, insurance brokers report that many local businesses are considering the idea of paying government fines rather than beefing up coverage for employees…Read More