Covered California

California Marches Forward to Making Health Insurance Affordable for Everyone

The Golden State's version of the federal Affordable Care Act has hit the ground running. Covered California has officially started open enrollment to provide affordable, high quality health care coverage to its citizens in an open marketplace. Californians who sign up in 2013 will start their health care coverage on January 1, 2014, although residents can sign up through March 31, 2014. Covered California is aimed at uninsured Californians, but anyone who is eligible can sign up and no one can be denied or penalized for a pre-existing condition. In addition, you could be eligible for federal subsidies to help pay premiums if your family qualifies for financial assistance. Those who are happy with their current health insurance can keep the coverage they already have. Watch this Assembly Access video for more details. To enroll, visit www.CoveredCA.com or call (800) 300-1506.