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Individual mandate: There is a penalty for going without health insurance! Starting in 2020, Californians that go without health insurance for more than 3 months will have to pay a fine. Households that do not have insurance this year will either pay whichever penalty is greater: $695 per adult and $347.50 per child under 18, or 2.5% of the annual household income.
Expanded eligibility: California now offers extra financial assistance to middle-income enrollees who make between $50,000 – $75,000 a year individually or between $103,000 and $154,500 for a family of four. People who haven’t qualified for savings in the past might be eligible for subsidies this year.
Medi-Cal expansion: Undocumented adults 25 and under are now eligible for coverage.
Reminder: L.A. Care’s new autopay vendor
L.A. Care wants to remind agents and members that they now have a new autopay vendor, which means members need to ensure they update their banking information to avoid interruptions to coverage. Due to privacy reasons, the bank information of members who had autopay set up was not updated in the system.
This means that some members might think their premiums are being deducted, but are now considered delinquent. They need to update their bank information to avoid being cancelled for non-payment. Grace periods are in effect for members who might have been impacted by these changes.
Members can pay and re-enter the recurring payment information via the Member portal or over the phone with a Member Services Representative (phone number: 855-270-2327).
For more information, contact Sally Saracay (email: email@example.com).
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Dickerson News Updates
Nation records 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on Trump’s last full day
On the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the COVID-19 death toll reached 400,000 in the United States. In the United States, someone dies of COVID-19 every 26 seconds. In just the past five weeks, more than 100,000 Americans perished from this pandemic.The death toll of 400,000 exceeds any other country’s count, doubling what Brazil has recorded and four times as much as the toll in the United Kingdom.
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President Biden’s plan to provide 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 Days
New presidents often promise big things, and President Biden has promised to provide 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. President Biden might run into some difficulty implementing his ambitious plan. Under the Trump administration, vaccine deployment has been a lot slower than under President Biden’s plan, with 12 million shots having been administered since rollout began over a month ago. A lack of communication between the federal government and state and local departments, not enough funding for large-scale vaccination efforts, and inconsistent federal guidance on the distribution of vaccines has led to delays in vaccination efforts. These are issues that President Biden’s administrations might also encounter.
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