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Survey Reveals Confusion in California About ACA Insurance Coverage

Recent survey finds that three out of four California residents who will qualify for federal subsidies to help them purchase health plans through the state insurance exchange incorrectly believe they are not eligible for assistance or do not know if they qualify for subsidies. SFMS to host educational luncheons in October to educate providers about the basics of Covered California and how to speak to patients about plan and eligibility.

HHS Issues Final Rule on State Health Insurance Exchanges

Today HHS issued a final rule to implement state health insurance exchange provisions of the federal healthcare law. The rule outlines details of the exchanges, or insurance marketplaces, which are scheduled to launch January 1, 2014. They will offer insurance plan options for individuals and small businesses, as well as federal subsidies for premiums.