Covered California Extends IFP Enrollment Deadline Through July

June 23, 2020

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Source: 23abc, by Ashley Valenzuela

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — According to Covered California, consumers who meet eligibility requirements have more time to sign up for health coverage during the pandemic, the enrollment deadline was extended to July 31.

“Covered California is committed to helping people get access to the health care they need, and while California is reopening parts of the state, there is still a lot of uncertainty out there due to the pandemic,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “We want to make sure that people have a path to coverage, whether it is through Covered California or Medi-Cal, and giving people more time to sign up is the right thing to do.”

The California Department of Managed Health Care and the California Department of Insurance also extended the special-enrollment period through July 31.

“With Californians continuing to experience job loss and, with it, the loss of employer-based insurance, the ability to access individual health insurance coverage is even more critical,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. “Substantial federal and state premium subsidies are available through Covered California to continue to keep quality, essential coverage within reach, especially during these extremely challenging times.”

 

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