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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.

3 Ways to Kickstart Your SMS Marketing Program

Interested in learning more about SMS marketing? We'll break it down on what this is and why you should implement this in your marketing strategy.

Launch of New WBCompliance Resource

As part of the Word & Brown Compliance team’s commitment to help brokers and employers stay on top of changing rules and regulations, including Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting and compliance guidelines, we’ve launched a new Compliance-focused wiki page.

BEST Life Launches New Dental Bonus Program

If you’re writing Dental coverage during peak season, you could earn more writing BEST Life Dental.

Small Group Annual Special Open Enrollment Window: Nov. 15 – Dec. 15

The ACA permits Small Groups to enroll for coverage effective 1/1 annually, without having to meet standard employer contribution and/or employee participation requirements. The Special Open Enrollment Window is 11/15-12/15.

California Governor Signs New Bill Regarding Single Payer into Law

California’s consideration of a move toward “Single Payer health care” is going to be in part under SB 770, which was signed into law by Governor Newsom in October 2023. Find out what’s scheduled to happen in coming months.