Covered California Insurance Options
Posted: September 20, 2016
Obamacare plans in California are offered through Covered California. Get insurance benefits through the California Health Exchange in order to qualify for government assistance. Health Care Reform Plans are offered through most of the major carriers including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, Health Net and Molina.
Quote Calculator: View Costs and Find Rates with Government Assistance
Click California Health Insurance Quotes to view rates and benefits online. Choose the plan that fits you and your family based on cost and benefits, and then apply online. Enrollment is fairly easy and usually takes people around 30-60 minutes.
Live Support Options
You can get live assistance from Covered California Insurance Representatives, directly from health care carriers, or from agents, brokers, assisters and certified enrollment counselors (CEC). For assistance, choose from the following options:
- Live support phone number: Call 1-877-752-4737.
- Visit a Covered California storefront and get in-person assistance.
- Find a local Covered California agent near you.
Or, lookup the license of a particular Covered California insurance agent.
California consumers often ask, “What doctors are available in my provider network?” Provider networks vary by carrier and by plan. The provider network may differ based on the following:
- Whether your plan is on/off exchange
- Whether your plan is an individual/group plan
- Which carrier you enrolled with
In order to get specific provider network information related to your Covered California insurance coverage, you will need to contact your carrier by phone or visit their website to search their network of hospitals and doctors.
The Covered California Insurance Card
When you enroll with Covered California, you will receive an insurance card from the carrier that you enrolled with. Often, this card will note that you enrolled “on exchange” or that you enrolled “with Covered California”. However, this card is not truly a Covered California insurance card, but rather a card that is produced and recognized by your medical insurance company.
Covered California insurance plan renewals for 2017 will likely be from October 1 to December 15, 2016. During that time you can make changes to your health care plan. Or, you can let it auto-renew.
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.