Dates and Deadlines


Apply for Coverage

Because of COVID-19, there’s extra time to enroll.

Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application. After you enter your information, you will find out whether you qualify for Medi-Cal or Covered California.


Pay Your Bill

After you pick a plan, select the Pay Now button to make your first payment. You’ll receive a membership ID card from your health insurance company after it receives this payment.

If you decide not to pay online, you’ll get a bill from your health insurance company about two weeks after it receives your application.

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Sept. 30

Deadline for Oct. 1 Coverage

Coverage will start on the first day of the month following plan selection for these life events: 

  • Needing coverage due to COVID-19.
  • Losing Medi-Cal or job-based coverage (if you apply and select a plan before the last day of your Medi-Cal or employer coverage, your new coverage starts on the first day of the month after the loss).
  • Marriage or registered domestic partnership.
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