Extension of Special Enrollment Period for Covered California to June 30, 2020
Today, Covered California announced enrollment data results from the Special Enrollment Period established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data demonstrates an increase in coverage sign ups compared to this time last year.
More than 123,000 people have signed up for coverage through Covered California since March 20, when the exchange announced a special-enrollment period in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment data covering March 20 to May 16 shows the pace of sign-ups during this time has been nearly 2.5 times higher than the level seen during the same period in 2019.
Overall, nearly 200,000 people have enrolled in quality health care coverage through Covered California since open enrollment ended on Jan. 31. This is nearly two times as many as seen during the same time period as last year
Consumers can still enroll either through CoveredCA.com or over the phone with the help of one of Covered California’s thousands of Certified Insurance Agents or enrollers. Anyone who is uninsured and meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage .
Consumers can easily find out whether they are eligible for financial help through Covered California or if they are eligible for no-cost or low-cost coverage through Medi-Cal.
Covered California wants to ensure that people are informed. As people face reductions in income, loss of employment, and loss of employer-sponsored health insurance, Covered California wants to ensure that people are informed of their health coverage options if their jobs or health care coverage have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.