Covered California – What You Need to Know

From the office of Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator for California:

It’s that time of year again, OPEN ENROLLMENT, when people can enroll in a health insurance plan now by visiting

Let’s talk about the facts around Covered California. If you’re uninsured, coverage may be more affordable than you think.

Visit for updates on plans and prices, even if you’ve already obtained coverage. Plans and prices change every year and there might be a more affordable option available for 2018. And if you haven’t already signed up, make sure you visit today and enroll in a quality, affordable health care plan that meets yours and your families’ needs.

Here are some sample Tweets in English and Spanish where you can encourage your friends and family to enroll today:


English: Today – sign up & get covered:
Spanish: Hoy, inscríbase y obtenga cobertura médica:

English: We need everyone’s help getting the word out about signing up for insurance. You can go to & choose a plan and get covered today.
Spanish: Necesitamos la ayuda de todos para correr la voz acerca de inscribirse en un plan de seguro. Pueden ir a

English: Tell your family, friends, and community to sign up.
Spanish: Dígale a su familia, amigos, y comunidad que se inscriban.

Here is some important information that all Californians need to know:

Open Enrollment Period: Nov. 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018

Please note that Consumers can now shop and compare to find a plan that fits their needs and budget. Covered California’s Shop and Compare Tool allows consumers to preview 2018 plans and prices.

Available Assistance:

Free in-person help is available.

Certified insurance agents, applications counselors, and enrollment counselors can help consumers enroll in coverage and apply for financial assistance.

Trained staff are available to help over the phone (800-300-1506) and through a Live Chat.

Automatic Re-Enrollment:

Consumers can lower their costs by shopping for a plan that meets their budget and health needs. Current Covered California members will be automatically re-enrolled in their current plan in mid-November, but have until December 15, 2017 to change their plan for coverage starting on January 1, 2018. This year, consumers should go back through the shopping process to shield themselves from premium increases before open enrollment ends. Even if consumers’ own financial situations haven’t changed, consumers who automatically re-enroll without shopping for a new plan could be better off if they shopped around.

For more information, visit Covered California at


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