CHA News Article

Covered California Provides 2019 Plan, Rate Snapshots

Following the release of its 2019 rate book, Covered California has released snapshots of plan offerings and sample rates, by county, for 2019. The snapshots are intended to help consumers better understand their enrollment options. They show premium rates for 25-year-old and 40-year-old single individuals and identify the lowest priced plan for each metal tier, as well as the second lowest priced silver plan. Consumers may also use Covered California’s “Shop and Compare” tool to see specific premium rates.

Beginning Jan. 1, California will ban short-term, limited duration health plans. Consumers affected by this ban must enroll in a Covered California health plan within 60 days following the last day of their short-term coverage; Covered California will allow a Special Enrollment Period for these consumers.