California health care exchange cleared to hire in Rancho Cordova

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to allow the hiring of hundreds of call-center employees in Rancho Cordova and elsewhere to assist in selling medical insurance through California's new health care exchange.

"Most definitely, it's going to allow us to move forward with hiring," said Dana Howard, spokesman for Covered California, the health exchange. "This was the key thing we needed to have resolved."

Bill Gives Green Light to Over 500 Jobs in Rancho Cordova

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Ken Cooley worked with Governor Brown and bill authors Senators DeSaulnier and Emmerson, to speed SB 509 through the Assembly enabling 500 jobs in Rancho Cordova to come on-line.  Assemblyman Cooley shepherded this urgency measure, which took three months to navigate the Senate, through the Assembly in less than 3 weeks to allow it to become law before July 1st.

Governor Brown signed the urgency bill Monday night to ensure that Covered California submits fingerprint images and related information to the Department of Justice to obtain criminal history information on its prospective employees who will assist Californians in their health insurance choices.  This bill was a mandatory requirement for employees handling sensitive personal information of applicants’ medical and financial information.

Brown signs bill to launch hiring of hundreds in Rancho Cordova

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to allow the hiring of hundreds of call center employees in Rancho Cordova and elsewhere to assist in selling medical insurance through the state's new health care exchange.

"Most definitely, it 's going to allow us to move forward with hiring," said Dana Howard, spokesman for Covered California, the health exchange. "This was the key thing we needed to have resolved."