CalChoice Seen as Example for Health Insurance Exchanges
About 10,000 small businesses in California use a health insurance exchange called CaliforniaChoice, or CalChoice, to purchase coverage for their workers. CalChoice offers health plans from Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Health Plan and Western Health Advantage. The exchange will begin offering Anthem Blue Cross of California plans starting in June. Experts say it is unclear whether CalChoice will play a role in California's efforts to implement the health insurance exchanges required under the new federal health reform law.
- "Health Plans Look at CalChoice as Test for Exchanges Under Reform" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 4/30).