Dates and Deadlines


Apply for Coverage

Open enrollment is from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.

Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application. After you enter your information, you will find out whether you qualify for Medi-Cal or Covered California.


Pay Your Bill

After you pick a plan, select the Pay Now button to make your first payment. You’ll receive a membership ID card from your health insurance company after it receives this payment.

If you decide not to pay online, you’ll get a bill from your health insurance company about two weeks after it receives your application.

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Last Day of the Month

Deadline for Coverage Starting the Next Month

For most qualifying life events, your coverage will start on the first day of the following month after you select a plan.

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