Healthcare reform

Blue Shield is here to help you navigate through the mass of information available about federal health reform so you can better understand the impact to you.

10 key topics you should know about health reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will fundamentally change California's insurance market. Get to know some of the key topics and how they will affect you.

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Healthcare reform: individuals & families

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced all new coverage for individual and family plans effective January 1, 2014, with more comprehensive benefits and coverage and new rules about how you purchase plans.

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Minimal essential coverage

Minimal essential coverage (MEC) is the type of coverage an individual needs to have the ACA individual responsibility requirement.

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Our involvement

Blue Shield of California believes that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right, and we have long supported healthcare reform efforts at both the federal and state level.

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Tools and resources

Get the tools and facts you need to ensure you understanding of health reform. We're developing new tools for you, so check back soon for new features and updates.

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Medical loss ratio

These basics will help you understand the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision of federal health reform and what Blue Shield is doing to put it into action.

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