Renewing Your Health Plan Through Covered California

For health plans active in 2017, the renewal and open-enrollment period ended on Jan. 31, 2017. The next renewal and open-enrollment period will begin in the fall of 2017.

It is important to take a look at your health plan during renewal as the plan options and rates in your area could change each year, and you may qualify for a different amount of financial help, especially if things like your income, family size and address have changed during the year. Renewal is also a great time to update your information with Covered California and shop for new coverage.

To make changes to your coverage or switch health plans, use our Shop and Compare Tool. Then either log into your Covered California online account, contact a Certified Insurance Agent or Certified Enrollment Counselor, or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 (TTY: [888] 889-4500) to make the change.

If you decide to shop for a new plan, be sure to log into your account prior to using the tool so your selection can be saved. If you add a plan to your shopping cart before you are signed in, your selection may not be saved.

How to Renew With Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal renewal happens throughout the year, occurring on the anniversary of the member’s enrollment in Medi-Cal. This means that a Medi-Cal renewal may or may not coincide with a Covered California renewal.

If members of your household have Medi-Cal, they will receive a Medi-Cal renewal form from their local county human services agency. Complete this form and mail or fax it, along with any information the county requests, to your local county human services agency. You can also renew by visiting your county human services agency in person or by calling the phone number on the renewal notice.

If you lose Medi-Cal coverage, you may enroll in health insurance coverage through Covered California in the special-enrollment period due to a loss of coverage.

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