Will Tonik 1500 and Tonik 3000 be offered in California after September 23?
August 27, 2010
Tonik is changing in most states after September 23, 2010. We are not sure if the Tonik 1500 and 3000 will be available to new members in California in the future. Anthem Blue Cross regularly sends out updates to agents explaining that things will be different after 9/23/2010. If you don’t recall (or if you just have a life) Sept 23rd is the date when insurance companies have to install certain reforms as part of the health reform act recently passed by Congress (the thing called Obama care). Because all these changes are occurring rapidly, the insurance companies are scrambling to make changes to plan to comply with new laws.
This is why you cannot get a quote for a plan with an effective date beyond Sep 23rd. They don’t know exactly what plans will be offered an at what price. We will update this blog as soon as we know.
But we are seeing signs that Anthem is treating the Tonik 5000 differently than the Tonik 1500 and 3000. We know for sure that the 1500 and Tonik 3000 are going away in Colorado and Nevada but we haven’t had word in California. . We will just have to wait and see. If you have your heart set on the tonik health insurance in California with the lower deductibles, our recommendation would be to apply before the September 22. We will keep you posted here if we learn anything new.