Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by LoraLibrarian
Legal residents of California will be eligible to buy health coverage through a new marketplace called Covered California.
Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you can compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget. Covered California will offer private health plans that cannot be canceled or denied for a pre-existing medical condition or illness.
Learn more about Covered California.
Families with adult children who have not yet turned 26 years old may stay on their parents’ plan. If you are over age 65 or have certain disabilities, you can receive coverage under Medicare.
To learn more about how much health coverage might cost, and your eligibility for
potential tax credits, check out the Shop & Compare Tool.
The marketplace offers coverage from a variety of carriers at four levels:
This chart provides a summary of the different coverage levels.
Some Major New Features:
On or after October 1, 2013:
On, or after October 1, 2013, visit the Covered California website to apply online.
If you need assistance with the enrollment process, fill out the Request for Enrollment Assistance form. Covered California will contact you with more information and provide you with application assistance to help you enroll.
You will need: