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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.

Breaking News: Employer Reporting Legislation Passes House

The House passed H.R. 3801 on June 21, 2023, also known as the Employer Reporting Improvement Act.

Employers Increasingly Using Benefits to Attract Workers

Offering the right employee benefits can help your clients attract and retain their most-valued employees. Read more about it here.

Help Clients Get Reimbursed for COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Select California small businesses may be eligible for reimbursement of California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expenses. Grants of $5,000 to $50,000 are available, but it’s important to apply right away.

Anthem Offering Producer Rewards in Nevada

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is offering its first-ever Anthem Producer Rewards for Small Group sales in Nevada.

MWG Broker Services Adding New Individual Gap Plans

MWG Broker Services is excited to announce the availability of six new individual gap plans available for coverage effective July 1, 2023

Offering “Cash in Lieu of Benefits” – Compliance Considerations

Employers commonly ask brokers if they can offer a cash payment to an employee in lieu of paying for that employee’s benefits.

Bill to Finance a State-run Healthcare System Advances to Assembly Health Committee

SB 770, a bill advancing Single Payer in California passed off the Senate Floor last week and is now heading to the Assembly Health Committee.