About Covered California
Covered California is the place where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance from companies like the ones listed on the right. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll get great health coverage.
Explore Your Options
Start at Shop and Compare to get a quick look at what you qualify for and how much
you would pay for health insurance. Anyone can buy health insurance through Covered California, but financial help is based on income.
Once you qualify for a Covered California plan, you can compare plans to find the one that’s right for you. Like what you see? Add it to your shopping cart. Now you’re ready to apply!
You’ll need your income information, ID, proof of citizenship or lawful presence, Social Security number and ZIP code.
You can get free help on the phone or in your community. Call (800) 300-1506 or click “Find Local Help” on the home page.
Pay Your Bill
You may be able to make your first payment online, or wait for the bill to come in the mail. If you qualify for Medi-Cal, you will receive information from your county Medi-Cal office.
You and your family can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you have health insurance. Be sure to start using your coverage to get the care you need.
All Californians can sign up for open enrollment which begins each fall. Many others may be eligible to sign up at any time during the year due to a life-changing event such as getting married, having a child or moving. Medi-Cal enrollment is year-round, as well.
You can learn more about the Affordable Care Act and the coverage available through Covered California in the Individuals and Families section of our site. If you’re already enrolled, you can also visit the Members Area of our site for resources to help you use your coverage
Additionally, Covered California also makes affordable health coverage available to small-business employers and their employees. Visit the Covered California for Small Business section of this website for more information.