How to Report a Change

When the information that you put on your application changes during the year, you must report it. Changes to things like your address, family size and income can affect whether you qualify for Medi-Cal or get help paying for your health insurance through Covered California

People with Medi-Cal must report changes to their local county office within 10 days of the change. If you have health insurance through Covered California, you must report changes within 30 days

You must report a change if you: 

  1. Get married or divorced. 

  2. Have a child, adopt a child or place a child for adoption. 

  3. Have a change in income.

  4. Get health coverage through a job or a program like Medicare or Medi-Cal. 

  5. Move. 

  6. Have a change in disability status. 

  7. Gain or lose a dependent. 

  8. Have a change in tax-filing status. 

  9. Have a change in citizenship or immigration status

  10. Are incarcerated or released from incarceration

  11. Have a change in status as an American Indian or Alaska Native or change your tribal status. 

  12. Have a correction to your name, date of birth or Social Security number. 

  13. Experience any other changes that may affect your income and household size. 

Note: Covered California does not require members to report a pregnancy. If you are an existing Covered California member, it is not necessary or recommended to report a pregnancy unless you are interested in other coverage options for pregnant individuals such as Medi-Cal or the Medi-Cal Access Program. Detailed information related to pregnancy coverage can be found here

To report changes, call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 or log in to your online account. You can also find a Licensed Insurance Agent, Certified Enrollment Counselor or county eligibility worker who can provide free assistance in your area. 


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