(800) 400-6633 | Free, Confidential Assistance.

Latest News

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...

2017 Open Enrollment Deadlines

The last day of the 2017 Open Enrollment Period is January 31st. If you enroll between January 1st and the 15th then the effective date of the health plan is February 1, 2017. If you enroll between January 16th and the 31st, then the plan’s effective date would be...

2017 California Rate Preview

Overall, rates for health plans in California’s individual market will have an average weighted increase of 13.2% for 2017. Blue Shield of California is having an overall increase of almost 20%! This is significant, but it amounts to a three-year average of 7 percent,...

2016 Fall Grants Awarded to Five JA Community Organizations

We are excited to announce the completion of our first grant cycle. The Board of the JA Community Foundation has approved grants to five nonprofit organizations serving Japanese American and Asian American communities throughout California. We would like to thank all...

2016 JACL National Convention- We’ll be there!

We are a proud sponsor of the 47th National JACL Convention, to be held July 11-14, 2016, at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas. We will be attending the convention, and will have an exhibition booth on Tuesday 7/12 through Thursday 7/14 between 9am to 6pm. If you...

Understanding the Special Enrollment Period

You can buy health coverage outside of the open enrollment period when you have a qualifying life event—through a special enrollment period (SEP). However, the enrollment guidelines have been refined and it is not as easy as it used to be to enroll outside of open...