Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with health insurance, information on subsidies for health insurance, or qualifying for Medi-Cal. Open enrollment for 2021 occurs between November 1, 2020 and goes through January 31, 2021. Open enrollment is the period of time that people can purchase health care for the upcoming year without having to have a qualifying life event. This year Covered California has added loss of a job or income due to COVID-19 or Wildfires as life events that qualify for Special Enrollment which means that individuals can apply anytime, not just during open enrollment.
Individuals can apply completely on-line or on the telephone and service center hours are extended through December 15, 2020. Enrollment services – online and telephone -are offered in multiple languages. To learn more about getting health care coverage, or if you qualify for financial assistance visit https://www.coveredca.com/get-started/ or call 1-800-300-1506.