Covered CA Proposes State Individual Mandate, Reinsurance Program

February 04, 2019
The California insurance marketplace, Covered California, is asking the California state legislature to reinstate an individual mandate penalty, create a reinsurance program and expand premium cost sharing, among other suggestions, to lower costs for those on the state exchanges. The report comes shortly after Covered California announced a nearly 24 percent drop in new consumers for the 2019 plan year, which the exchange largely attributes to the loss of the federal penalty for failing to purchase coverage . The report,...

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