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The Best Obamacare Health Insurance Plans in California’s Central Valley

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This is a listing of Obamacare health insurance plans in California’s Central Valley, including the following counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa, and Tulare. Look here for Madera, Fresno, and Kings counties. You can also check out our California health insurance directory.

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Obamacare Health Insurance Plans in the California’s Central Valley


Insurance Company
Estimated Monthly Premium* Doctors Included
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Anthem Anthem Bronze 60 Health Savings Account PPO $219 Visit Anthem to locate in-network doctors>> Apply Nowfor Anthem health insurance plans
Anthem Bronze 60 PPO $218
Anthem Multi State Plan Silver 70 PPO $288
Anthem Multi State Plan Gold 80 PPO $353
Anthem Platinum 90 PPO $414
Blue Shield Blue Shield Bronze 60 Health Savings Account PPO $280 Visit Blue Shield to locate in-network doctors>> Apply Nowfor Blue Shield health insurance plans
Blue Shield Bronze 60 PPO $285
Blue Shield Silver 70 PPO $345
Blue Shield Gold 80 PPO $406
Blue Shield Platinum 90 PPO $465
Health Net Health Net Bronze 60 EPO $286 Visit Health Net to locate in-network doctors>> Apply Nowfor Health Net health insurance plans
Health Net Silver 70 EPO $402
Health Net Gold 80 EPO $481
Health Net Platinum 90 EPO $577
Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente Bronze 60 Health Savings Account HMO $233 Visit Kaiser to locate in-network doctors>> Apply Nowfor Kaiser health insurance plans
Kaiser Permanente Bronze 60 HMO $238
Kaiser Permanente Silver 70 HMO $319
Kaiser Permanente Gold 80 HMO $387
Kaiser Permanente Platinum 90 HMO $413
*Premiums are estimated for a 40-year-old before government subsidies.
Source: Covered California Health Insurance Companies and Plan Rates for 2015 and Shop and Compare Tool.

Obamacare open enrollment starts on Nov. 15. Most people won’t be able to purchase health insurance until then. However, there are some “qualifying life events” that will qualify you for something called a “special enrollment period,” enabling you to shop for and purchase health insurance sooner.

If you’re uninsured, you may be required to pay a penalty on your 2014 taxes. Here’s a guide to Obamacare and your 2014 taxes. These are the new forms you should be aware of:

Form 1095-A: If you purchased health insurance through your state exchange or the federal Marketplace, you will receive this form indicating your coverage.

Form 1095-B: This form will come directly from the health insurance company if you sought private insurance outside of the state exchanges.

Form 1095-C: If your employer furnishes your health insurance, it will provide you with a 1095-C indicating your coverage.

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