Special Enrollment is Open Now
Beach Cities residents now have access to health insurance coverage through Covered California. Covered California is a marketplace where individuals and families may get financial assistance to make health coverage more affordable. Residents also have the ability to compare and choose health coverage that best fits their needs and budget. Additionally by law, coverage can no longer be dropped or denied, even if the patient has a pre-existing medical condition or becomes sick.
People who experience a qualifying life event can newly enroll in a health plan through Covered California even outside the open-enrollment period. Currently enrolled members who experience a qualifying life event can change their coverage or choose a new plan. This is called special enrollment. Covered California has opened an additional special enrollment period until April 30, 2020 for individuals who were unaware of the new individual mandate and penalty or the expansion of the income qualification guidelines. Click here to see whether you qualify for special enrollment.
Even if you only need coverage for a few months, look to Covered California throughout the year for your health insurance needs.
For more information or to shop for health insurance, visit www.coveredca.com.
Need help navigating the online application?
Beach Cities Health District's team of Certified Enrollment Counselors are available to help residents of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach one-on-one, in-person at no cost. Call 310-374-3426, ext. 256 to schedule an appointment.