CSAC Bulletin Article

Covered California Extends Open Enrollment Period

February 1, 2024

Yesterday, Covered California announced it will be providing consumers until February 9, 2024, to sign up for healthcare coverage in 2024. 

According to the announcement, surging demand and technical issues at its service center led to the decision to extend the deadline. Consumers will have until midnight on Friday, February 9, to apply for coverage that will be effective February 1. Consumers can visit CoveredCA.com for confidential help at no cost from one of the more than 14,000 certified enrollers throughout the state who can assist with signing up, including individuals who can assist in other languages. Additionally, consumers can reach the Covered California service center at (800) 300-1506.

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, where Californians who are not insured through their employment can apply for and obtain healthcare coverage, including financial assistance on a sliding scale to reduce healthcare insurance premium costs. Depending on income, some consumers may quality for the low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal program.

Covered California is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Legislature and Governor. Additional information about Covered California is available here: www.CoveredCA.com.

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