Covered California Website Security
Is it safe to enter my personal information online?
You know it’s faster. But is it secure? When you apply online, you are entering all the information a hacker would ever need to sign up for credit cards in your name. Individuals of dubious character could easily drive your credit into the dirt if they got a hold of your Personal Identifiable Information (PII). So before you enter your PII online, you need to know that the Covered California website is secure. So… Is it?
Yes, it’s secure.
Not worry you more, but there’s more you need to know. When you submit your application to Covered California online, your PII is also transferred to the carrier you select and often to the Medi-Cal SAWS system. It’s a little scary with your personal data moving around that much.
Information Protection Under the Affordable Care Act
When the Affordable Care Act was passed and states began creating online exchanges, security was a huge concern. Then, after the Anthem Blue Cross fiasco, online safety of information became of even greater concern. In short, the website and all the servers housing your personal information are secure and your information is encrypted in transit, so it stays secure as it transfers from your computer to the Covered California network servers, to the Medi-Cal SAWS System and to the health insurance carriers network systems.
Has the Covered California Website been hacked? No. And, after all the precautions that have been put in place due to government regulations and fears of repeating the Anthem Blue Cross debacle, it probably never will be broken into by hackers.