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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...

Post election news: What happens next with health insurance in America?

This is what we are reading about the election of Donald Trump and the GOP led congress. This is all pretty new information, but stay tuned, we should know more in the coming weeks. The Washington Post reports the presidential election of Donald Trump and continued...

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...

Delay Of New Health Law Forms May Confuse Some Taxpayers

Kaiser Health News reports that tax preparers say a delay in new Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax forms is causing confusion for some consumers. Some consumers may not receive form 1095 until shortly before the April 15 tax filing deadline because the IRS has pushed back...

Obama Administration To Limit Special Enrollments.

Bloomberg News Share to (1/19, Spalding) reports that the Obama Administration “will limit a process that allowed people to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare outside of the normal enrollment period, after health insurers complained that the special sign-up...