No Primary Care Doc? We’ll Get You One

Health insurers are gearing up to comply with a new Covered California rule that will require them next year to ensure that all enrollees have a primary care provider. The policy change for 2017 is part of a broader push by the exchange to improve the quality of care, even as it faces double-digit premium increases.

Health insurers selling through Covered California will designate a family doctor — or in some cases a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant — for every plan holder who doesn’t already have one within 60 days of the coverage start date. Read more.