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2023 Dec 19

California DMHC Mandate: UHC’s ACEC Association Health Plan Halts Small Business Coverage

By |December 19th, 2023 |Categories: Association Health Plans, Small Business Articles|Tags: , , , |

California DMHC Forces UHC’s ACEC Association Health Plan to stop offering coverage to Small Businesses Background on Association Health Plans Association Health Plans are a political hot potato Further Background on AHPs and PEOs Benefits Cafe is here to help California DMHC Forces UHC’s ACEC Association Health Plan [...]

2022 Jul 08

Infertility Benefits for Small Group Employees in California

By |July 8th, 2022 |Categories: Health Care Costs, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

Introduction In this article we describe the current infertility benefits that are available to employees and dependents of small employers in California with 1 to 100 employees. We summarize the infertility benefits and provide brochures from the insurance companies and exchanges that offer small business health [...]

2022 Jun 28

Tips for Adding a Newborn or Adopted Child to your California Small Business Medical Insurance Plan

By |June 28th, 2022 |Categories: Small Group Health Insurance, Small Business Articles, Trends|

Welcoming a new child can be one of the most exciting times of a parent’s life. It can also be a time filled with stress and uncertainty. Luckily, health insurance companies in California have plenty of resources to support you during your pregnancy or adoption process. California health insurance [...]

2022 Jun 28

Strategies for Employers to Manage Group Medical Insurance Plans

By |June 28th, 2022 |Categories: (SHOP) Covered California Small Business Articles, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

California small employers often find it challenging to manage a group health insurance plan and answer employee questions. Getting the accurate benefit and rate information to a newly hired employee; enrolling them in the plan; and, making sure they have their ID card can be daunting tasks for an [...]

2022 Jan 31 featured in article on the Best Health Insurance for Small Businesses

By |January 31st, 2022 |Categories: Small Business Articles, Health Care Costs, Small Group Health Insurance|

Recently, wrote an article with advice for small business owners who are interested in setting up group medical insurance plans for their employees. The article has helpful information on various aspects of employer-sponsored health plans, including: Small business health insurance options; Small business health insurance requirements; Average cost of [...]

2021 Sep 30

Vivity from Anthem Blue Cross Available to California Small Group Employers

By |September 30th, 2021 |Categories: Small Group Health Insurance, Small Business Articles, Trends|

By Bruce Jugan September 29, 2021 Last night I attended a broker dinner with executives from Anthem Blue Cross where they announced that Vivity health plans, a collaboration with major Southern California hospitals, doctor groups and the insurance company, will be available to small employers (1-100 employees) in Los [...]

2021 May 04


By |May 4th, 2021 |Categories: Small Business Articles|

COBRA Subsidies Under ARPA - COBRA Administrators and Insurance Companies Should Help On March 11th, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law.  ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic relief bill that gives financial help during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The new law includes section [...]

2019 Jul 26

Update: UnitedHealth Care Postpones Rollout of New Association Health Plans in California

By |July 26th, 2019 |Categories: ACA, Association Health Plans, Covered California, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

Less than two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post that predicted that fireworks would hit California’s small group health insurance market with UHC’s new Association Health Plans.   Well,  sparks flew.  Yesterday, UnitedHealth Care announced that because of “regulatory inquiries over the past couple of weeks” UHC has suspended the [...]

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