Obamacare Website for California

Since the implementation of Obama Care in California, much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment has occurred online through Obamacare websites. In California, consumers can apply for Exchange Plans through the official Covered California Website or with agents or brokers.

Online Quote Calculator for ACA Plans

Enter your zip code, date of birth, household size and income to get a free Obamacare website California quote. Click California health insurance quotes to view your rates instantly online. You’ll be able to view the various plan options and see if you qualify for a subsidy and/or for Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR).

Sign Up for Obamacare on the California Website

Obamacare enrollment in California is fairly easy. A single applicant can often get through the online enrollment forms in less than fifteen minutes. Families can usually apply online using the Obamacare website for California in 30 to 60 minutes.

Issues with Exchange Websites Offering Obamacare Enrollment

Government health insurance websites offering Exchange plans and up-front tax credits are available for each state in the country. The Obamacare website for California services the golden state. Many other states are serviced by the federal exchange website, www.healthcare.gov. During the rollout in the first Open Enrollment, there were many Obamacare website fiascos just after the launch of these sites. Online exchange websites had issues, problems, errors, crashes, etc. In light of the $5 billion dollars plus spent on Exchange websites, this led to much outrage by presidential candidate Donald Trump and by the American public. However, after the first Open Enrollment Period, the Obamacare website in California and the other sites across the country have been more stable.

 

by John Hansen

The Covered California website and the Obamacare California Exchange has taken great measures to insure the security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This legally protected information is available to agents, navigators, counselors and health insurance carriers. The Obamacare California Exchange is aware that PII must be kept secure.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Obamacare Website for California

by John Hansen

Agents Required to Enter Cell Phone Numbers and Use Passcode to Verify Identity

Covered California is making strides on their website to increase security. Security breaches have been in the news. This has been an issue in California as well as on the national and international stage.

In an effort to improve security, the Covered California website is now getting cell phone numbers ...

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Obamacare Website for California

There are actually 4 Different Options, Not 3… Yes, Yes, No or No Answer

When you apply for a Covered California health insurance plan with the California State Exchange, at the end of the application, you are given the option to register to vote. Of course, you have to be a US citizen and you have to be at least 18 years old. So, this gives you the option to kill two birds with one stone…get health insurance and register to vote all at the same time.

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Posted: January 11th, 2016 under Obamacare Website for California

by Stephen Saucier

Making decisions regarding your Health Plan can be a tricky affair. It’s very common for people to change their minds, even after enrolling in a new plan. Unfortunately, Covered California doesn’t make it very easy to make changes. In fact, if you’re not careful you can wind up losing your desired effective date and experience a lapse in coverage.

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Posted: January 6th, 2016 under Obamacare Website for California

Unfortunately, there is no way to bring back the Covered California dental plan option. If you have already declined dental and you change your mind, you can purchase a stand-alone dental plan. If you have Anthem Blue Cross or Blue Shield for a health plan (or if you don’t), you can purchase a stand-alone dental policy through them. Some people like having one carrier for both health and dental. These two may be the only carriers in the California State Exchange ((more...)

Posted: December 2nd, 2015 under Obamacare Website for California


If you cannot get your numbers to work, Covered California has some workarounds for the immigration section and for customers who are green card holders.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2015 under Obamacare Website for California

2016 Renewals

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Posted: December 2nd, 2015 under Obamacare Website for California

by Stephen Saucier

Every January the Department of Health and Human Services releases the new Federal Poverty Level (FPL) figures, which outline Covered California income limits. The FPL is “The set minimum amount of gross income that a family needs for food, clothing, transportation, shelter and other necessities.” The reason this number is important in the context of health...

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Posted: September 10th, 2015 under Obamacare Website for California

by Wendy Barnett

When you apply through Covered California for your health insurance, you must indicate what your income will be for the benefit year since the premium assistance that you may receive is based on your annual income.  For many people, especially for those who are self-employed or who are paid by commissions, annual income fluct...

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 under Obamacare Website for California

by Wendy Barnett

Creating your own Covered California Account is easy and advisable.

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Posted: July 25th, 2014 under Obamacare Website for California

Coverage Being Cancelled, Enrollment Deadline Moved to December 23rd

If you have health insurance now but your insurance company notified you that your health plan would be cancelled as of January 1, 2014, that notice is still valid according to a recent vote by Covered California to reject President Obama’s cancellation fix.

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Posted: November 28th, 2013 under Obamacare Website for California