Health insurance for $10 a month? Covered California enrollment period is almost up

There are only a few days left to apply for insurance under “Covered California” for…

There are only a few days left to apply for insurance under “Covered California” for this year.The open enrollment period for people without health insurance by their employer closes at midnight on Monday, Jan. 31, with coverage taking effect on Tuesday. You can visit CoveredCA.com to look at plans and the state says that two out of every three enrollees can get covered for $10 or less per month.A record 1.8 million Californians have already signed up. The health care exchange says federal funding is making plans more affordable for many enrollees. It offers a shop-and-compare tool online for plans. You can find out how much financial help is available by entering your ZIP code, household income and ages of those who need coverage. People can also speak with more than 11,000 licensed insurance agents at more than 500 storefronts across the state. Find the closest agent to you here or call (800) 300-1506. Workers who are offered health insurance by their employer “that is affordable and that meets minimum value standards” are not eligible for help with premiums for a Covered California health plan.Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee told KCRA this week that the Biden administration has lowered health care costs within Covered California. He said that in addition to the two-thirds of people who could pay $10 or less per month, middle-class people who don’t get coverage through their job could also get “big subsidies.” “So our main message is if you’re uninsured or you’re paying for your own health insurance out of your pocket, you really deserve it to yourself to go to CoveredCA.com and see how affordable health care can be,” he said. “People think they can’t afford it. Hundreds of thousands are finding out that it is affordable now and they’re getting insurance. If you get it now you get it for all of 2022.”

There are only a few days left to apply for insurance under “Covered California” for this year.

The open enrollment period for people without health insurance by their employer closes at midnight on Monday, Jan. 31, with coverage taking effect on Tuesday.

You can visit CoveredCA.com to look at plans and the state says that two out of every three enrollees can get covered for $10 or less per month.

A record 1.8 million Californians have already signed up. The health care exchange says federal funding is making plans more affordable for many enrollees.

It offers a shop-and-compare tool online for plans. You can find out how much financial help is available by entering your ZIP code, household income and ages of those who need coverage.

People can also speak with more than 11,000 licensed insurance agents at more than 500 storefronts across the state. Find the closest agent to you here or call (800) 300-1506.

Workers who are offered health insurance by their employer “that is affordable and that meets minimum value standards” are not eligible for help with premiums for a Covered California health plan.

Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee told KCRA this week that the Biden administration has lowered health care costs within Covered California.

He said that in addition to the two-thirds of people who could pay $10 or less per month, middle-class people who don’t get coverage through their job could also get “big subsidies.”

“So our main message is if you’re uninsured or you’re paying for your own health insurance out of your pocket, you really deserve it to yourself to go to CoveredCA.com and see how affordable health care can be,” he said. “People think they can’t afford it. Hundreds of thousands are finding out that it is affordable now and they’re getting insurance. If you get it now you get it for all of 2022.”