If you still need coverage and are confused about the ACA, don’t be! The HCA has lots of information to help you out. The “individual mandate” of the Affordable Care Act is still in effect and there is a penalty if don’t have health coverage (unless you meet an exemption). The deadline to sign up for a Covered CA health plan during open enrollment is midnight on Wednesday, January 31.
Some resources & reminders:
- Read the HCA’s fact sheet “Do I have to have health coverage?” to learn more about getting health insurance and who is exempt.
- REMEMBER – you can sign up for Medi-Cal at any time
- You can get a special enrollment period after certain life events, such as losing health insurance, moving, getting married/divorced.
- The HCA is always here to help if you have any questions or need help. Call us at 888‑804‑3536