CHA News Article

Covered California Extends Open Enrollment Deadline
Consumers who enroll by midnight on Dec. 22 will have coverage starting Jan. 1

Yesterday, Covered California announced that it has extended the deadline to enroll for health coverage that will begin Jan. 1. The new deadline is midnight on Dec. 22.

As of Dec. 13, more than 182,000 consumers have signed up for coverage since the start of open enrollment; 38,000 signed up in the past three days alone. Compared to last year’s enrollment, this represents an increase of 17 percent, or 26,000 people. Consumers will be able to enroll in coverage until Jan. 31, but anyone who enrolls after the Dec. 22 deadline will not have coverage until Feb. 1 at the earliest, or March 1 at the latest. Enrollment resources are available on CHA’s dedicated web page.