Learning Center

This is the place to get a closer look at topics that are important to you. 

Using Your Plan

You've chosen a plan. Now what?

Coverage Basics

Learn about the essential health benefits included in your plan and see which plans have the highest quality ratings.

Tax Forms and Filing

Learn about the forms you need to file your federal and state taxes.

Penalty Details and Exemptions

Most Californians will need to purchase health insurance or they'll have to pay a penalty.

Employer-Sponsored Coverage

Find out what your options are if you have an offer of health insurance through your employer.

Information for Immigrants

Most immigrants qualify for health insurance, and everyone can apply for a plan through Covered California or Medi-Cal.

American Indians and Alaska Natives

American Indians and Alaska Natives have unique options for health insurance.

Special Circumstances

Read about insurance choices for veterans, students, people with HIV or AIDS, or someone considering insurance through Medicare or COBRA.