By law, most people are now required to have health insurance or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. Through Covered California, a program from the state of California, qualified legal residents of California and their families can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that works best for their needs and budget. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals and families to help them pay for health insurance premiums. This means the federal government may pay a portion of the health insurance premium. Individuals and families may also qualify for Medi-Cal benefits.
Visit CoveredCA.com to learn more, compare health insurance plans, choose the one that best fits your needs and enroll online. For free, confidential, in-person help, in your area, visit http://www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.
The open-enrollment period to enroll in Covered California health insurance plans happens once a year. Once the open-enrollment period closes, you may enroll in a Covered California health plan only if you have a qualifying life event that makes you eligible to apply. Some examples of qualifying life events are: losing your health coverage, getting married, moving outside your plan’s coverage area, having a baby and turning 26. To see if you qualify, visit http://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment. To enroll during this time, you must apply within 60 days of your qualifying life event.
For more information and to find free, confidential, in-person help in your area, visit http://www.CoveredCA.com/get-help/local or call (800) 300-1506.
Undocumented and non-citizen or permanent-resident parents should not fear that applying on behalf of their children or dependents, who may be eligible for health coverage, will result in deportation or other immigration-related actions. For more clarification, read the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement memo on health enrollment and immigration at:
- http://www.ice.gov/doclib/ero-outreach/pdf/ice-aca-memo.pdf in English; and
- http://www.ice.gov/espanol/factsheets/aca-memoSP in Spanish.
Valley Oak Children's Services
3120 Cohasset Rd. Suite 6 Chico, CA 95973
Yuba County Human Services Office
5730 Packard Ave # 100 Marysville, CA 95901
First 5 Colusa Children & Families Commission
217 9th St. Suite B Colusa, CA 95932
El Dorado Community Service Center
1496 North Beale Road Marysville, CA 95901
Yolo County Children's Alliance - Various Locations
600 A Street, Suite Y Davis, CA 95616
8928 Volunteer Lane, Suite 220 Sacramento, CA 95826
Asian Resources Inc.
7636 Greenback Ln Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Placer County Social Services
11552 B Ave. Auburn, CA 95603
Tahoe Carnelian Bay
5225 North Lake Blvd. Carnelian Bay, CA 96140