Covered California has launched a special enrollment until May 15, 2021 as part of President Joe Biden’s executive order.
Covered California expects of the 2.7 million Californians without health insurance, about 1.2 million are either eligible for subsidies or qualify for Medi-CAL.
What is Covered California?
Covered California is a state market place run by California. It is sometimes called the Health Insurance Exchange. Covered California helps uninsured people find health coverage.
When you fill out the Covered California application, they will tell you if you qualify for:
- Private insurance plans: you qualify for lower costs based on your household size and income. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care. If you do not qualify for lower costs, you can still buy insurance at the standard price.
- Medi-CAL and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): these programs provide coverage to millions of families with limited income.
4 Tips about Covered California Marketplace
You can enroll in 2021 health insurance
You can enroll in a Covered California plan through May 15. If you qualify for a special enrollment period due to a life event , you can enroll any time throughout the year.
You can enroll in Medi-CAL/CHIP any time of year.
There’s no limited enrollment period for Medi-CAL or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you qualify, coverage can begin immediately.
Don’t forget to pay your monthly premium
When you have Covered California insurance, you’ll pay your premiums directly to the insurance company — not to Covered California. Your coverage won’t start until you pay your first premium. Get more information on completing your enrollment.
Stay healthy & get the care you need
You can get health care many different places, including the emergency department. But it’s best to get routine care and recommended preventive services from a primary care provider. They will work with you to ensure you get the right services and improve your general health.
Generally, you can find primary care providers in offices, clinics, and health centers.
Can you receive financial assistance?
According to Covered California, about 90% of their members are suitable for financial assistance, which will help them settle their insurance coverage. If your household income is between 138% and 400% of the federal poverty level, you might be eligible for a tax credit.
Skyline Benefit is a Covered California’s certified agency and storefront in Orange County. If you have any questions about Covered California, you can contact us at (714) 888-5116 today.
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