Covered California Sends Helpful Tips to Members

by Wendy Barnett

Covered California recently sent out an e-mail to members with “Helpful Tips.” The March 2017 e-mail includes guidelines on what services are free and how to get started using the plan. As a health insurance agent I am surprised that I commonly hear from members that they have never used their plan. This is really unfortunate since there are free benefits that members can use to help them stay healthy. I really encourage members to follow the “Getting Started” steps below, that way they will be set up to use their plan much more easily if something urgent arises. For example, if a member has already gotten established with his or her primary care physician, then later on he or she will likely have easier and quicker access when trying to obtain a same day appointment in their doctor’s office. I also encourage members to understand how their network must be used and how to make sure they obtain preventive care services for free. Covered CA included helpful links on these topics below: