Open enrollment is an annual event that usually begins November 1 of each year, and continues until January 31 of the new year. During open enrollment individuals can apply for first time coverage or change their health plan if already covered.
People who experience a qualifying life event can newly enroll in a health plan even outside the open-enrollment period. People who already have a plan who experience a qualifying life event can change their coverage or choose a new plan.
Individuals with qualifying life events can enroll at any time of the year. Medi-Cal enrollment is also year round. Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application. After your information is entered you will find out whether you qualify for Medi-Cal or Covered California.
Californians Affected by the Pandemic Can Still Apply For Coverage
During this time of national crisis, we know that thousands of people are affected by income and job loss, leaving many Californians without health insurance. To get covered, use the Shop and Compare Tool to browse our plans and Apply Now to enroll.
Special Enrollment for Wildfire Victims
In response to the wildfires raging across the state, Covered California announced a new category for special enrollment. You can now apply for health insurance outside of open enrollment if you’ve been affected by wildfires. Use the Shop and Compare Tool and Apply Now to see if you’re eligible.
Contact us now if you have had a life changing event. You generally have 60 days to select a plan or change plans.