Pay attention: Beneficiant Offers, and a Few Undesirable Surprises, at Coated California

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KHN Southern California correspondent Bernard J. Wolfson was on “Línea Abierta,” a Radio Bilingüe weekday information program, answering questions for a Spanish-speaking viewers about his latest column on well being plan enrollment by California’s Inexpensive Care Act market, Coated California.

Wolfson’s column discusses the extraordinary offers obtainable by Coated California. Due to a major improve in federal tax credit, many individuals qualify for beneficiant protection with out paying a penny in month-to-month premiums. Others, with larger incomes, qualify for tax credit giant sufficient to scale back their premiums to simply reasonably priced ranges.

However, as Wolfson notes, some enrollees are dealing with sticker shock: Individuals who acquired unemployment advantages for not less than one week final yr paid solely $1 a month for complete protection in 2021, on account of a federal rule that appears unlikely to be renewed for 2022.

Coated California’s annual enrollment interval ends Jan. 31, however individuals who endure sure life-altering adjustments — shedding a job, getting divorced, having or adopting a toddler, for instance — can enroll anytime.

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