California Insurance Commissioner: More Than One Million Californians Have Insurance Cancelled Due To Obamacare.
November 12, 2013 3:10 PM
This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS Sacramento/AP)— Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday.
The policies had been set to expire on Dec. 31 but will be extended until Feb. 28 for those who choose to re-enroll. Notices informing customers of the extension will be sent out this week, Anthem said.
Jones said the company notified the Department of Insurance that it failed to give enough notice because of a computer glitch and voluntarily offered to extend the policies.
Anthem spokesman Darrel Ng said a subset of individual customers was “inadvertently omitted from the original mailing” notifying them that their policies were being terminated. He declined to say how many Anthem customers were being notified their policies were ending.
More than 1 million cancellation notices have been sent to Californians as the Affordable Care Act begins allowing individuals to buy insurance through exchanges, Jones said. The federal law requires policies to offer minimum levels of coverage, forcing companies to terminate many existing plans. But Jones said that under the law, insurers have another year to do so.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Every one of us knows America needs revival. But what would that look like? America has changed so much that it is no longer possible to give the usual answers to that question. Here is a conference that combines 4 voices that will give a face, a definition and substance to revival in our nation.
The Conference is called R.I.O.T. an acronym for REVIVAL IN OUR TIME. It begins this Thursday night November 14th at 7 PM appropriately at the American Revival Center in Martinez, California.
Who is this conference for? It is for every any pastor, evangelist, leader or concerned believer who is contending for a moral awakening in the United States.
Why should I attend? You should attend because you will not find a more deliberate attempt to understand and release revival anywhere. You should attend because the very atmosphere of the RIOT itself will burn out doubt fear and confusion about revival. You should attend because of the voices that are coming together to speak at the RIOT.
JUST LOOK AT THE SPEAKERS:
Evangelist Mario Murillo: will host the conference and minister in every session. Mario has seen true revivals in the most unlikely places in America. His book Reaching Critical Mass has been required reading in over 50 schools, colleges and universities including the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.
Richard Summerlin Thursday night November 14th at 7PM and Friday November 15th at Noon.
Not far from the scene where Trayvon Martin was killed God is growing a multiracial miracle in an airplane hangar. Richard Summerlin is building the next generation of revival congregations in America. Thousands have been swept up into the Kingdom of Christ
Richard was a bounty hunter who went after dangerous felons and then became an expert alligator wrestler until he decided to blend his skills and become a pastor. God has graced Richard with a wisdom and leadership mantle way beyond his young age. There is no doubt that his preaching and miracle ministry will be an explosive encounter for leaders and all believers.
Sean Smith Friday Night November 15th 7PM
Sean Smith was just a boy when his father was murdered in inner city Oakland California. Out of the ashes of unimaginable despair and pain God raised up a unique voice to this generation. It began when heaven deposited fire in his soul while he was a student at the University of the Pacific. This fire turned his pain into the fuel for excellence. Just two years after his total transformation through Christ at the University of the Pacific he led a student movement.
Then the Holy Spirit promoted Sean Smith to full time crusade ministry. He became a global voice and a supernatural gift that devastates the powers of darkness. He has written several books including the groundbreaking volume I Am Your Sign.
On Friday night at R.I.O.T Sean Smith will bring a word from the Lord that is best described by his mission statement: CARE: Captivate for Christ the hearts of a generation; Activate the army of God to fulfill its destiny; Reach out to and reap lost souls; and Equip the body of Christ to meet the challenge of the Great Commission.
Winkie Pratney Saturday November 16th at Noon and again at 6PM.
After more than three million miles of global travel and sometimes speaking to more than half-a-million annually, Winkie has wide experience in motivating leaders, ministers, educators and young people. Winkie is a mavin, a researcher and public communicator with ability to take existing ideas, break them down to simpler forms and make them practical and freely available to others.
Winkie is considered the greatest living authority on revival. A featured speaker at major conferences, conventions, festivals and other gatherings, his “scholarship on fire” approach has impacted multitudes around the globe, and resulted in the creation or formation of new works to effectively reach, encourage and train young people.
There is no charge for the conference. Childcare is provided in each session. There is no doubt that this conference will take revival from the theoretical and the mystical and make it more real than you ever imagined. See you at the RIOT!