State implements fix to help pregnant women on Covered CA

Between October 2015 and May of this year, about 2,000 pregnant women were automatically dropped from their Covered California plans and placed into Medi-Cal, even though they had the right to stay with the state insurance exchange.

With the latest update to CalHEERS, California’s eligibility computer system, “women who are enrolled in Covered California health plans and report their pregnancies to the agency online will be able to choose between staying in their current plans and moving into Medi-Cal. Their exchange-based plans carry premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Medi-Cal is free, but it can require them to switch to new doctors.”

Read the full article on California Healthline: Covered California Resolves Pregnancy Snafu

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