Special-Enrollment Period Due to Coronavirus Now Available
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply now for coverage if you are uninsured and eligible. You can also apply if you didn’t know about the new state penalty or new financial help available. Medi-Cal enrollment continues to be year-round.
What is special enrollment?
People who experience a qualifying life event can newly enroll in a health plan through Covered California even outside the open enrollment period. People who already have a plan through Covered California who experience a qualifying life event can change their coverage or choose a new plan.
Can I get help with applying?
You can apply online or call a Certified Insurance Agent, Navigator or our service center. You may experience longer than normal wait times due to the current circumstances, but we’re encouraging consumers to call and not seek in-person help.
- Apply Online: Visit CoveredCA.com.
- Call a Certified Enroller: Call to make an appointment to get free help signing up for a plan. Call Covered California at: (800) 300-1506 (TTY:  889-4500). The call is free.
- Have an Enroller Call You: For new consumers, have an enroller call you to get free enrollment help. You’ll get a call from a certified enroller, usually within 20 minutes. For existing customers, call our Service Center at: