United Ways of California is an active partner with Covered California. Covered California is the place where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance from a range of plans. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll get great health coverage. Premiums are available for people up to 600% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Special Enrollment - People who experience a qualifying life event can enroll in a health plan through Covered California even outside of the open-enrollment period. Read more about special enrollment and qualifying life events here.
*Open Enrollment - October 15, 2019 - January 31, 2020
*Renewals - October 15, 2019 - November 15, 2019
*May be subject to change
Medi-Cal enrollment is open all year!
United Ways Certified Enrollment Counselors can provide information and assist you with plan renewals and new applications.
United Way Fresno-Madera
United Way of the Inland Valleys (Riverside)
United Way of Northern California
United Way of Ventura County
(805) 485-6288 x270
Orange County United Way
Martha Nydia Patarroyo
United Ways of California (West LA County)
(877) 355-8922 x12
Steps for Coverage
SHOP AND COMPARE
Enter some information about yourself to get a quick estimate of what you would pay for health insurance. The lower your income, the more we can help!
Like what you see? You’re ready to apply! You’ll need your income information, ID, proof of citizenship or lawlful presence, Social Security number and ZIP code.
You can get free help on the phone or in your neighborhood. Find your local United Way or call 211. You can also call Covered California (800) 300-1506 or “Find Local Help” from Covered California.
REVIEW YOUR CHOICES
See and review your private insurance options and how much they will cost. Select the health and dental plans you want. You may find out you qualify for Medi-Cal.
PAY YOUR BILL
You may be able to make your first month’s payment online, or you can wait for the bill to come in the mail.
Congratulations! You and your family can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you have health insurance. Be sure to start using your coverage to get the care that you need.