As many of your are starting to figure out Anthem Blue Cross is starting to send out notices that they are cancelling your Affordable Care Act policies throughout most of California weather purchased on or off of the exchange. Beginning on January 1, 2018, Anthem Blue Cross will only be offering coverage within three different regions in California. All of these regions are located in northern California. These regions include Region 1 (Redding/Far North), Region 7 (Santa Clara County), and Region 10 (Stockton/Modesto) areas. This is only affecting those individuals who purchased Individual/Family plans. These changes will not affect Anthem’s employer sponsored insurance (Group Health Insurance), Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement, Medi-Cal, or individuals and families whose plans are “grandfathered” which are those grandfathered plans that were purchased prior to March 23, 2010.
California still has several insurance carriers that are offering coverage in your area. Integrity Now Insurance Brokers is able to help those individuals/families who need to obtain new policies to replace their existing Anthem Blue Cross plans. Open enrollment begin on November 1, 2017 and it is important to contact us and schedule and appointment asap so we can ensure coverage begin on January 1, 2018.