CHA News Article

Covered California 2018 Open Enrollment Period Begins

The 2018 open enrollment period for California’s state-based health care exchange, Covered California, begins today and runs through Jan. 31, 2018. During this time, consumers can renew or change existing coverage or purchase new coverage. In the attached fact sheet, Covered California outlines new data showing that 1.1 million subsidized consumers will see, on average, a 1.5 percent decrease in the cost of their coverage for 2018. In addition, Covered California projects that unsubsidized consumers will pay an average of $155 less per month, as compared to 2017, due in part to the state’s healthy risk mix. In addition, Covered California has announced in the attached press release improvements and upgrades to the consumer experience, including a simplified application and mobile-friendly website. To complement the print and television advertising for its enrollment marketing and outreach campaign, Covered California will launch a statewide bus tour making 22 stops in 19 different cities throughout California.

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