California has a state-run healthcare marketplace, “Covered California,” where you can get quotes direct. As a basis for comparison, we encourage you to get quotes direct from other insurance companies to view a better range of plans and to get assistance with dental and vision plans.
As of mid-January, Covered California has reported that 625,524 state residents have already enrolled for new health care and 2.3 million are expected to sign up by 2017. Accordingly to the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS), about 5.6 million California residents are uninsured in California and eligible to use the marketplace. About 2.6 million will qualify for subsidies to help purchase coverage.
Open enrollment in Covered California will continue through March 31, 2014, and plans obtained before December 31, 2013 will become effective on January 1, 2014. Residents with questions should call 1-800-300-1506 or visit the Covered California website at www.coveredca.com