Covered California

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the federal law passed in 2010 to provide affordable health insurance. This historic law will change the way health insurance companies provide coverage as well as the way consumers purchase coverage.

To help those without health insurance get covered, the law also requires each state to set up their own marketplace to offer health insurance or have one provided to them by the federal government. California has chosen to create its own marketplace – Covered California.

Please visit the Covered California website to learn more about your health insurance options and valuable resources such as a cost calculator to help estimate monthly costs for premiums and maximum annual out-of-pocket based on their household size and income.

You may also contact Covered California toll-free at 1 (800) 300-1506 for enrollment assistance. Interpreters are available to help you select affordable coverage options.

Healthcare Reform & You

If you have:

  • MEDI-CAL – nothing will change!
  • MAP or no insurance coverage – you may be eligible for MEDI-CAL even if you were denied before. If you don’t qualify for MEDI- CAL, you may be eligible for low cost coverage through COVERED CALIFORNIA, the California Health Insurance Exchange.

You can apply two ways starting: