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California Achieves Near-Universal Coverage, but Budget Deficits and Single-Payer Proposals Remain

In 2024, California achieved near-universal health coverage through Medi-Cal expansion. Despite this achievement and an ongoing budget deficit, a new Single Payer bill was introduced in February. Read for insights on the universal coverage milestone, budget challenges, and looming proposals.

Nevada Carrier Partner Updates

Here’s an overview of recent updates from our carrier partners. For details on any specific update, click on the related link.

California Carrier Partner Updates

Here’s an overview of recent updates from our carrier partners. For details on any specific update, click on the related link.

CAA 2023 RxDC Carrier Reference – Submission Deadline June 1st, 2024

This resource is a reference of fully insured carriers’ approaches to facilitating the CAA Rx Data Collection requirement for/with their group plans, due 6/1/2024.

7 Tips for Insurance Agents to Start Paid Search Marketing

Paid search is a powerful marketing channel for a wide variety of industries. For those unfamiliar with the concept, let’s answer a relatively common question folks new to digital marketing principles may have.

Two-Factor Authentication Offers Added Security

Passwords can be hacked, forgotten, and often repeated over multiple sites. At Word & Brown, we take cyber security seriously. Here's why Two-Factor Authentication is important and how you can enable this on your account.

Health Savings Accounts: Going Strong After 20+ Years

You may – or may not – know that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were first established more than 20 years ago. Learn more about it here.

Tech Team Updates for March 2024

This month’s Tech Team Updates offer more news you can use concerning Ease, the online enrollment platform for health insurance brokers working in the 2-250 employee marketplace.