Before You Buy


Is Covered California the best option for me?

Is Covered California an insurance company?

How much does it cost to buy insurance through Covered California?

What is financial help?

What is Medi-Cal?

What is the difference between Covered California and Medi-Cal?

What if I choose not to get health insurance?

Other Options for Limited Medical Services

Does Covered California offer health coverage for small business?


Applying for Coverage

When can I apply for Covered California?

What is open enrollment?

What is special enrollment?

Enrollment Dates and Deadlines

What kinds of life events qualify me to apply outside open enrollment?

What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Special Groups

App-Based Drivers

Immigration Status and Health Coverage

People Under 30

Pregnant Individuals

People With Medicare

People Who Are Retired or Nearing Retirement

Dependent Parents or Stepparents

Self-Employed People

Unemployed People

People With Health Insurance Through Their Employer

Incarcerated People

People With COBRA

People With Disabilities

People With HIV or AIDS



Health Insurance Basics

What’s the difference between an HMO, PPO and EPO?

Is my doctor or hospital available through the plan I’m considering?

Which free preventive services are available in the health plans through Covered California?

Copays, Deductibles and Coinsurance

Pre-Existing Conditions

Essential Health Benefits

What is the difference between a coinsurance plan and a copay plan?

Cost-Sharing Reductions

Should I get an HDHP?

What is a health savings account (HSA)?

Patient-Centered Benefit Design

Our Health Plans

Who can get a health plan through Covered California?

Where can I find a list of all providers (doctors, hospitals and children's dentists) offered in a plan I am considering?

Prescription Drug Information

Coverage Levels: The Metal Tiers

Preventive Care

What Plans Cover

What are Enhanced Silver plans?

What are the health plan options?

Copays, Deductibles and Coinsurance

Get Matched With a Primary Care Clinician

Schedule a Wellness Checkup


When can I apply for Medi-Cal?

Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?

What does Medi-Cal for Children cost?

Full-Scope Medi-Cal

Pregnancy-Related Medi-Cal

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Individuals

Not eligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California?


Dental Insurance

Family Dental

Requirements for Getting a Family Dental Plan

Why isn’t dental insurance for adults included in my health plan?

Children's Dental

Buying Additional Dental Coverage for Children


Vision Insurance

Embedded Children’s Vision Coverage

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