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2019 California Open Enrollment

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period for Individual Family Plans (IFP) begins on October 15th and continues through December 15th for a January 1st, 2019 effective date. If you sign up between December 16th and January 15th the effective date will be February 1st, 2019. To...

Watch Out for Scams

Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and card. Scam artists may try to get personal information (like your current Medicare Number) by contacting you about your new card. If...

IMPORTANT: Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plan Policy Holders

March billing statement Approximately 21,000 Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan members did not receive their March billing statement on time. This statement was generated on February 24, 2018. As a result of the billing statement delay, there is a potential for...

2018 Special Enrollment Period

After January 31, 2018, consumers will not be able to enroll in a health plan until the 2019 Open Enrollment Period unless they experience a qualifying event, such as: Reduction of hours or termination of employment (for other than gross misconduct) Divorce from or...

Blue Shield of California Easy$Pay Users Must Take Action!

Blue Shield of California is switching to a new online payment system. To continue using Easy$Pay, Blue Shield’s automatic payment service, you must re-enroll before March 9, 2018, for your April automatic payment to process. If you miss this date, your April bill...

President Trump ends Cost-Sharing Subsidies

President Trump announced on October 12, 2017, that his administration will not be making any more CSR payments. What are Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs)? CSR’s are payments from the government to the insurance companies which are designed to help health insurance...

2018 Open Enrollment

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period for Individual Family Plans (IFP) begins on November 1, 2017, and ends on January 31, 2018.  Rates for this year's Open Enrollment Period will be available on November 1st, 2017. Here are a few enrollment deadlines to keep in mind: If...

2017 Spring Grants Awarded to Seven Organizations

Our sister organization, the JA Community Foundation, is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Grantees. Over $100,000 in grants were approved by the Board of the JA Community Foundation to nonprofit organizations serving Japanese American and Asian American communities...

Our Foundation is now accepting grant applications for Spring 2017

JA Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for its Spring 2017 grant cycle. You can access the grant guidelines and application from our sister website. You must submit your application online before midnight on Wednesday 22, 2017 to be considered for...

Sutter Health

Great news!  Some of you might have heard that the contract between Sutter Health and Blue Shield expired at the end of 2016, despite ongoing negotiations. Well, we are pleased to report that Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health have agreed on a new three-year...