Key Dates for Covered California Enrollment

October 5, 2015

Open enrollment for Covered California is starting on November 1. During open enrollment:

  • If you don't have individual health coverage, you can apply for it. Depending on your income and family situation, you may qualify for public health coverage like Medi-Cal or for help paying for a private plan through tax subsidies.
  • If you already have health coverage through Covered California, you can choose which plan you want for 2016. Even if you don't want to change plans, it's a good idea to log in and make sure that your income and other information are up-to-date, because if anything has changed, your tax subsidies could go up or down or you might qualify for other help.

Here are some important dates you should know:

  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment begins. You can apply for or change your coverage starting November 1.
  • December 15, 2015: Sign up by December 15 if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2016. If you already get coverage and want to change plans, make any change by December 15 so that your changes happen on January 1.
  • January 31, 2016: This is the last day you can apply for 2016 coverage.

Read more about open enrollment on Covered California or get ayuda a nivel local.