Open enrollment for health insurance is now underway, with Congressmember Salud Carbajal and Dana Gamble of County Public Health emphasizing the affordability of plans as low as $10 a month for some income groups. The deadline to renew and apply for Covered California is January 31 for new enrollees, while returning customers have until December 15 to maintain uninterrupted coverage. If an individual fails to meet the deadline, they will be subject to an income tax fee based on family size.
Congressmember Carbajal also highlighted that only eight percent of Americans are currently uninsured for health coverage, which is the lowest rate in U.S. history. He added that he had helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which extended subsidies to lower premiums for middle-class and working-class families, allowing four out of five Americans to find a plan for $10 a month or less. Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act runs from November 1 to January 31, but individuals who miss the deadline may face penalties or have to wait until October 2024 to sign up again.
Individuals seeking more information can visit the Covered California website or call (800) 300-0213 in English or Spanish.