COVID-19

Amid Surging COVID-19 Pandemic and Impending Enrollment Deadline, Covered California Urges Consumers to Sign Up for Health Care Coverage

The first major open-enrollment deadline is this week: Consumers who want their coverage to start on Jan. 1 need to sign up by Dec. 30.The deadline comes as COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to rise across California, with hospitals overloaded with patients and limited ICU bed capacity.Having health care coverage, staying COVID-safe and getting vaccinated when you are able to …

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Covered California敦促消費者 在新冠病毒(COVID-19)快速蔓延及 截止日期逼近之際迅速登記加入健康保險

第一場主要公開登記期限即將在本周截止。希望從明年1月1日開始擁有健保的消費者最遲必須在12月30日完成登記。登記截止日期逼近,也是新冠病毒(COVID-9)確診和死亡人數在全加州迅速攀升之際,醫院因爲病患人數大增而不堪負荷,深切治療部的床位幾乎全滿。對付疫情最好的辦法,就是擁有健康保險,對新冠病毒保持安全警覺,一有機會就接受疫苗注射。120萬人,但是他們都符合條件領取Covered California提供的健保補助,或是保費低廉甚至免費的Medi-Cal加州醫療補助白卡計劃。Covered California 的公開登記期間將於1月31日結束。 加州沙加緬度 – Covered California第一場公開登記即將在本周截止,所以敦促消費者現在就登記加入從明年1月1日開始生效的健康保險。 “Covered California是一張非常重要的安全網,協助民衆在疫情快速蔓延,經濟蕭條期間取得優質健康保險,”Covered California執行總監Peter V. Lee表示。“由於第一場公開登記將在本周截止,我鼓勵每一位需要健保的民衆都查看一下自己有那些選擇,並且立刻登記加入,如此才能心安理得,輕鬆開啓有保障的新年。” 爲了因應疫情蔓延,Covered California特別將從明年1月1日開始生效之健保的登記加入截止期限從12月15日推遲到12月30日星期三。在12月30日前登記加入的消費者必須支付第一筆保費才能確保健保在明年1月1日開始生效。 據估計,加州目前約有120萬無健保民眾符合條件領取Covered California提供的健保補助,或是保費低廉甚至免費的Medi-Cal加州醫療補助白卡計劃(請見圖1:符合條件領取Covered California保費補助或Medi-Cal【根據都會地區】無健保人數估計)。 圖1:符合條件領取Covered California保費補助或Medi-Cal【根據都會地區】無健保人數估計 都會地區符合保費補助條件的無健保加州民眾北加州及沙加緬度谷139,000大灣區122,000中央海岸60,000聖華清,中央山谷,東部,Kern縣163,000洛杉磯338,000內陸帝國192,000橙縣88,000聖地亞哥100,000總數1,202,000 在所有符合條件領取保費補助的民眾中,據信超過半數 – 650,000人 – 為西語裔。(請見圖2:符合條件領取Covered California保費補助或Medi-Cal【根據種族和族裔】無健保人數估計)。 圖2:符合條件領取Covered California保費補助或Medi-Cal【根據種族和族裔】無健保人數估計 種族和族裔符合保費補助條件的無健保加州民眾西語裔650,000白種人367,000亞裔89,000非裔美國人67,000其他29,000總數1,202,000 健保財務補助減輕消費者的負擔 通過Covered California登記加入健康保險的消費者中,大約九成領取財務補助 – 或是聯邦賦稅優惠,或是州政府補貼,或兩者兼具 – 醫療照護的負擔因此減輕。加州從2020年開始提供的州政府補貼照顧了將近60萬消費者,包括超過4萬1000名過去因為收入超過聯邦標準無法得到補助的中等收入消費者。 “大多數無健保民眾不知道自己符合領取保費補助的條件,或是已很久沒有查看優質健保其實並不貴,”Lee表示。“請立即登記加入,不要拖延,我們之所以將截止日期推遲到12月30日是希望讓大家有更充裕的時間,一傳十,十傳百,確保家人和朋友都能在疫情蔓延期間擁有健康保險。” 最新數據顯示,結合聯邦賦稅優惠和州政府補貼,每一位消費者平均每月只需支付$127保費,就可擁有健康保險(聯邦和州政府的補貼減輕了$454,相當於八成的保費負擔)。 擁有保險,佩戴口罩 Covered California敦促消費者“擁有保險,佩戴口罩,”不但擁有優質健康保險,而且隨時佩戴口罩,並且在得到機會時立刻施打疫苗。 Covered California寄出口罩給150萬名登記加入的消費者,並要求他們採取所有必要的預防措施來幫助預防疫情進一步擴散,同時與親朋好友分享有關公開登記的信息。  “佩戴口罩幫助保護加州民衆和親友,擁有健保幫助民衆在萬一病倒時得到保護,”Lee表示。“Covered California讓您有機會接觸到某些全國最好的醫生和醫療照護設施,讓您在如此不平靜,處處充滿挑戰和未知的日子裏過得自在安心。” 購買保險前先比價 有意申請登記加入者可以先查看一下自己有哪些選擇,並且了解自己是否符合領取財務補助的條件,只需登入CoveredCA.com使用Shop and Compare Tool,花幾分鐘的時間,輸入您的郵政編碼,全戶收入,需要健保者的年齡,就能知道您所在地區提供哪些健康保險。 “不要拖到最後一分鐘,或是錯過了星期三的截止日期,而沒有查看一下您有哪些選擇,”Lee表示。“只需登入CoveredCA.com幾分鐘,您就可以知道您所在地區提供哪些健保計劃,以及您是否符合條件領取財務補助,將保費負擔減輕到您可以承受的範圍。” 州政府的個人健保處罰規定也將在2021年重新開始生效。負擔得起健康保險卻選擇不購買健康保險的消費者可能會在申報2022年州稅時必須繳付罰金。這項罰則是由加州州稅局(Franchise Tax Board)負責執行,一家四口最高罰金可能高達$2250。 協助您登記加入 消費者如果希望進一步了解各種承保範圍的選擇,請您: •   登入www.CoveredCA.com。 •   …

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Giữa Cơn Bùng Phát của Đại Dịch COVID-19 và Hạn Chót Ghi Danh, Covered California Kêu Gọi Người Tiêu Thụ Ghi Danh Bảo Hiểm Chăm Sóc Sức Khỏe

Hạn chót của đợt ghi danh đầu tiên chính thức vào tuần này: Người tiêu thụ muốn có bảo hiểm bắt đầu từ ngày 1 tháng Một cần ghi danh hạn chót ngày 30 tháng Mười Hai.Thời hạn ghi danh đến vào lúc các ca nhiễm và số tử vong do COVID-19 tiếp tục gia tăng khắp California, với các …

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King County and its Sewing Community hosts Window Masks 101 Workshop to create “Smile Masks”

King County’s Community Repair Events Program and its sewing community will be hosting a virtual workshop demonstrating how to make window masks, also known as “smile masks” on December 29, 2020. Free and open to all, the workshop will cover: Different styles and materials for window masks.How to make these at home with your own sewing machine.Tips for individuals and …

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RTD Hosts Free On-Site COVID-19 Testing to Support Community

Stockton, CA — As San Joaquin County reports the largest increase in daily and weekly COVID-19 cases since its summer peak, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) seeks to partner with the community in combating the increase by hosting free COVID-19 testing on site at its Downtown Transit Center (DTC).  According to a recent California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) …

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PG&E Reminds Customers of Ongoing Support Available to Help with the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts

Customer Protections, Financial-Assistance Programs and Other Resources Are Ready and Here to Help During These Trying Times SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to offer support in numerous ways for customers navigating the unprecedented pandemic and reminds our customers that we’re here to help. “We immediately took action earlier …

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Get out there and show the love – “Keep it local King County” campaign launches to support regional small businesses

King County Executive Dow Constantine kicked off a new social media campaign to encourage people to discover offerings from arts organizations, gyms, restaurants, and retailers as the region embraces new public health instructions. This effort follows the successful awarding of financial and technical assistance to hundreds of King County businesses. As King County follows statewide temporary restrictions on public gatherings, …

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DCYF Announces Additional COVID-19 Relief Funds for Child Care Stabilization

Olympia — Today, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) announces a second round of child care funding to help strengthen the existing child care market for working families and providers. The Governor and Legislature approved over $70 million for the child care industry to address the ongoing economic impacts of COVID-19. These additional relief funds build …

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Cal Hope – Crossings TV Interview with Dr. Hendry Ton on Mental Health during COVID-19 and CalHOPE

UC Davis Psyhciatry Professor and Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Hendry Ton, explains the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health ofminority communities, the CalHope project, mental health resources and various tips. CalHope is a project by California Department of Health Care Services to provide support for communities impacted by national disasters.

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