CHA Celebrates 20 Years of Medicare Education & Advocacy for Californians, 1997 – 2017
This month, California Health Advocates celebrates 20 years of Medicare policy, advocacy and education, 1997 – 2017. As the premier watchdog on Medicare and long-term care insurance (LTCI) issues in the state, CHA works to support an empowered and informed population of Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, family members and professionals. CHA provides training, technical assistance, and accessible, easy-to-understand information on these issues.
Over 8,800 Californians Affected By Largest Long-Term Care Insurance Company Insolvency
The largest long-term care insurance company insolvency in the history of this industry, estimated at $2.1 billion, is underway. On March 1, 2017, a Pennsylvania court issued an order of liquidation for Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company (PTNA) and American Network Insurance Company (ANIC). This liquidation will affect approximately 8,818 policyholders in California and approximately 76,000 beneficiaries across the country whose average age is 79 years.
CHA Launches New Website ~ Making Medicare Accessible for Californians
“Making Medicare understandable and accessible in a friendly, feel-good way” is one of the goals of the newly launched website for California Health Advocates (CHA).
NAIC Honors Bonnie Burns as Long-Time Consumer Representative
Sacramento, CA —Last month the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) honored Bonnie Burns, Training and Policy Specialist with California […]
Large Newspaper Ad Falsely Promises FREE Medicare-Covered Back Brace
Santa Ana, CA— While free sounds good, it’s often too good to be true. This goes for Medicare-covered medical equipment […]
NAIC Appoints Bonnie Burns as Consumer Representative for 23rd Term
Sacramento, CA — Bonnie Burns, Training and Policy Specialist with California Health Advocates, begins her 23rd term as one of […]