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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...

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...