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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Covered California took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to paint the city and encourage the uninsured to sign up for health insurance. In partnership with a diverse collaboration of California and local artists, Covered California unveiled a large-scale piece of street art at the historic Grand Central Market to remind Californians they have until January 31 to enroll in health care coverage. comprehensive.
“We are here to spread the word in Los Angeles and the rest of the state that time is running out to enroll in quality health insurance through Covered California,” said Jessica Altman, CEO of Covered California. “Visit CoveredCA.com today, find out how much financial help you can get and how affordable coverage can be for you and your family.”
Open enrollment runs through January 31
Covered California’s open enrollment period, which runs through January 31, is the only time of the year when eligible Californians cannot be excluded from coverage.
New data shows that more than 202,000 Californians signed up for coverage during open enrollment (as of January 14). Additionally, more than 1.5 million people have renewed their coverage, bringing Covered California’s total enrollment to more than 1.7 million.
Two out of three members can get coverage for $10 or less per month
The strong enrollment is being fueled by the largest and most extensive financial aid available through the federal Inflation Reduction Act. As a result, two-thirds of Covered California members are finding they can get comprehensive coverage for all of 2023 for $10 or less per month.
In addition, financial help for middle-income consumers is lowering many of their premiums by hundreds of dollars each month.
“The increased and expanded financial aid is delivering significant savings for Californians, but for people to benefit, they need to act before the end of the month,” Altman said. “Regardless of your income, it only takes a few minutes to discover how affordable coverage can be and what options are available in our area.”
Covered California paints town to encourage enrollment
To help remind consumers of the deadline and encourage people to sign up, Covered California commissioned a large-scale piece of street art that will be on temporary display at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles. The artwork concept was led by nationally recognized artist Shane Grammer, a contemporary-inspired multidisciplinary artist, who focuses on installation art, sculpture, and painting.
Grammer’s work can be found in cities in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Cambodia, South Korea and Dubai, and he previously worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as a dimensional designer.
The vibrant artwork conveys Covered California’s commitment to serving all Californians and that no matter where you live or what community you come from, Covered California is here for you.
Consumers can easily check their eligibility and options at CoveredCA.com
Those interested in applying for coverage can explore their options and find out if they are eligible for financial help by using the Shop & Compare tool on CoveredCA.com. All they need to do is enter their ZIP code, household income, and the ages of those who need coverage to find out what plans are available in your area.
“Many people don’t know they are eligible for financial help, which allows them to get coverage for $10 or less, or even at no cost,” Altman said.
In addition to enrolling consumers through its website, Covered California also partners with licensed and certified enrollers who provide free and confidential help throughout the state. Consumers can visit https://www.coveredca.com/support/contact-us/ and search for the nearest agent. They can also call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 and get information or enroll over the phone.
About Covered California
Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Californians can find high-quality, affordable insurance from the best insurance companies. Covered California is the only place where people who qualify can get financial assistance on a sliding scale to lower premium costs. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that best meets their health needs and budget. Depending on their income, some consumers may qualify for the free or low-cost Medi-Cal program.
Covered California is an independent part of state government whose job is to make the health insurance marketplace work for California consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, visit www.CoveredCA.com.