The Health Insurance Marketplace, created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, allows uninsured individuals and families to find affordable health care insurance coverage plans online. The state-run Health Insurance Marketplace for CA residents is Covered California.

Live in CA and have questions about Covered California health insurance marketplace? Fill out this form to have someone contact you.

When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace you may be able to get lower costs on monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs, or get free or low-cost coverage. Most people who apply will qualify for lower costs of some kind.

When you fill out your Health Insurance Marketplace application as soon as October 1, you’ll find out what plans and premiums are available to you and see how much you will save.  Coverage can begin as soon as January 1, 2014.

Until October 1, you can get a rough estimate of your potential costs and savings by using the Kaiser Family Foundation calculator.

Questions? Call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)

Source:, September 25, 2013

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