The Women’s Building is proud to be offering a new service to the community beginning January 2014! As part of the Covered California new “Insurance Marketplaces,” we will be offering In-Person Assistance by our bilingual (English/Spanish) Certified Enrollment Counselors. If you are confused about how to get health insurance plans through Covered California or simply would like assistance, make an appointment at 415 431-1180 x 11. Also, for those already enrolled through their employer or public insurance (MediCal, Medicare) not much will change, but please keep in mind you still have the option to consider other health insurance plans if you prefer. In the meantime here are some important dates to share with your people who do not have health insurance.
December 15, 2013
Whether by phone or website, if you would like your insurance to begin on January 1, 2014, you need to enroll in Covered California before December 15, 2013. https://www.coveredca.com/
Now Until March 31, 2014
Since this is the first year to enroll in Covered California, the open enrollment period is extended until March 31, 2014.
March 31, 2014
Starting this date, individuals without health insurance can be penalized $95 or one percent of their income, whichever is greater.
Fines will increase to $695 or 2.5% of uninsured individual’s income.