Covered California announces participating health plan issuers, premium rates

California’s health benefit exchange marketplace, Covered California, today unveiled the health plan issuers that will participate in the marketplace for plan year 2014:

  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • Ventura County Health Care Plan
  • Health Net
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Kaiser Permanente

For the Covered California news release, click here.

The 13 plan issuers — less than the 32 plans that had initially expressed interest in participating — represent a broad mix of statewide for profit and nonprofit entities as well as plans serving distinct metro areas of the state or solely public sector employees in a given region such as Valley Health Plan operating in Santa Clara County.  Three — Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross of California and Blue Shield of California — together account for 87 percent of the 1.6 million Golden State residents covered by individual plans in 2011, according to the California HealthCare Foundation. None of the plan issuers are Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) plans under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The plans will contract with Covered California only through December 31, 2014 and not for a three-year term as originally planned.

Rates for selected plans:


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