If you or someone you know doesn't have health care coverage, now is the time to act! Covered California's open-enrollment period started on November 1, 2017 and continues through January 31, 2018.
Covered California is the only place where you can get financial assistance to help pay for your coverage. According to federal law outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), if your annual income is between $33,948 and $98,400 for a family of four, you may qualify for federal tax credits to help you afford your health insurance coverage.
Financial help means that in 2018, nearly 60 percent of subsidy-eligible enrollees will have access to Silver Coverage for less than $100 per month (the same as it was in 2017) and 74 percent can purchase Bronze Coverage for less than $10 per month. This financial help is bringing coverage within reach for those who do not get the help from their employer or Medicare.
You can use Covered California's "Shop and Compare Tool" at www.coveredca.com to quickly see if you qualify for financial assistance, as well as the plans and rates available to you in your area.
Enrolling is easy. You have options. To sign up, you can:
- Call Covered California's Service Center at 800-300-1506
- Apply online at www.CoveredCA.com, or
- Use the 'Help on Demand' feature to have a certified enroller contact you
If you have any questions, go to http://www.coveredca.com/get-help/local/ for free, confidential assistance from a certified agent and enroller in California.
Although my District Office is prohibited from directly enrolling individuals in health insurance plans, feel free to call them at 626-430-2499 to help connect you with free, confidential and expert help in our district.
Since the ACA was passed in 2010, over 5 million Californians have gained health insurance coverage, bringing our uninsured rate down the lowest level in history. Nationally, the ACA has slashed the uninsured rate almost in half, but we've done an even better job in California. I'm committed to building on this progress to further reduce the number of uninsured constituents and provide them with affordable health insurance.
Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D.
Senate District 22
Chair, Senate Health Committee