CMS Approves DHCS’ Request for a Waiver to Maintain the Continuous Special Election Period for Cal MediConnect

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) request to waive new Medicare regulations for 2019 that limit the continuous Special Election Periods (SEP) for dual eligible beneficiaries. Under the new regulations, dual eligible beneficiaries are limited to changing Medicare plans just once a quarter for the […] Read More

June’s outreach events recap

June Outreach Events Los Angeles County 6/1 – Information table at Arlington Elementary School Fair in East Los Angeles 6/2 – Information table at Seventh Day Adventist Community Health Fair in Inglewood 6/9 – Information table at Norwalk Senior Center’s Health and Wellness Fair in Norwalk 6/13 – Information table at Homeless Mobile Clinic in […] Read More

Cal MediConnect Enrollment Updates

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is announcing two enrollment updates to the Cal MediConnect program. Cal MediConnect Broker Enrollment Pilot When Cal MediConnect and the CCI were launched, DHCS, in collaboration with stakeholders and participating health plans, set a policy to not allow independent brokers to receive compensation for Cal MediConnect plans the […] Read More

May’s outreach event recap

Los Angeles County 5/17 – A state outreach specialist engages with Korean-speaking residents of Steel Plaza Apartments in downtown Los Angeles.     Orange County 5/19 – State outreach staff share information with beneficiaries and caregivers at the Magnolia Science Center in Santa Ana. Riverside County 5/3 – Members of the Latino Senior Group at […] Read More