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Tips for Shopping for 2017 Covered California Health Plans

Covered California is the only place where you can get help paying your health insurance premiums in California. In some cases, you can also get help from Covered California to lower how much you pay when you go to the doctor or buy medicine.

  • If you don’t already have a health plan, you can buy one at Covered California from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.
  • If you already have a Covered California health plan, you can choose a new Covered California plan or renew your existing health plan from October 3, 2016 through January 31, 2017. There are several reasons to consider changing health plans, including rising premiums, coverage that does not meet your current needs, or dissatisfaction with your company.