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Obama’s Cancellation Fix Rejected by Covered 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.

If you received the cancellation notification, you must act quickly to get signed up for a qualified health plan, or you will have no medical coverage starting January 1, 2014. The last chance to enroll for January 1st is December 23, 2013. For information on enrollment and tax subsidies, please call 1-877-752-4737.

What is the cancellation fix and how does it affect me?

Over a million Californians were notified that their current health plan would be cancelled at the end of 2013 so they could obtain health insurance that meets the minimum coverage standards set out under the Obamacare mandate. Due to various enrollment problems and delays, a proposal was submitted to modify the Affordable Care Act and allow individuals and families to temporarily keep their 2013 health plans into 2014.

The cancellation fix was adopted on a state-by-state level. It was not adopted in California. However, in California the enrollment deadline was postponed from December 15th to December 23rd, giving individuals and families an extra week to enroll for January 1st. You must apply by December 23rd and submit your first month’s premium by January 5th to have coverage in place for a January 1, 2014 effective date.

Not sure how Obamacare affects your health care plans in California? Learn how the ACA works in California, including benefits, costs and enrollment.

Covered California is the Golden State’s official health exchange marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can find high-quality, low-cost California government health insurance.

Learn about Obamacare income guidelines in California using our income limits chart, and see if you’re eligible for government assistance.

Learn about the Covered California website. Find easy online enrollment. Set up your account, log in, buy insurance and more on the California health marketplace website.