Information provided by Covered California News.
Open enrollment for Covered California runs through Jan. 15, for coverage that begins on Feb. 1. California’s health insurance marketplace provides coverage for national Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), with 11 insurers serving Covered California consumers all over the state — 96 percent of whom can to choose from two insurers or more, while 82 percent have three or more choices, according to a recent press release.
The release states that an estimated 1.1 million uninsured Californians are eligible to enroll in Covered California, and new research shows that 82 percent of uninsured consumers surveyed, who are eligible for financial assistance, do not know that they qualify for subsidies that can help bring coverage within reach.
The average member pays $5 a day for health insurance, with many paying much less, according to the release. To see if you qualify for financial help, visit CoveredCA.com.
You can get free and confidential enrollment assistance by visiting www.coveredca.com/find-help/ and searching among 700 storefronts statewide and the more than 16,000 certified enrollers who can assist consumers in multiple languages. In addition, you can also get help to enroll by calling the Covered California service center toll-free at (800) 300-1506.