Deadline To Get Covered California Insurance Starting Jan. 1 Extended A Week
"We have seen tens of thousands of people flood into Covered California over the past week, and we want to make sure everyone can start the new year off right by being covered," said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. Open enrollment in Covered California runs through Jan. 15, 2019, but anyone signing up between Dec. 22 and Jan. 15 wouldn't see their coverage start until Feb. 1.
Covered California Extends Deadline After Anti-Obamacare Federal Court Ruling
California's health care marketplace has extended the deadline for people to sign up for insurance that will start on Jan. 1, 2019, in response to a federal court ruling handed down on Friday that invalidated the Affordable Care Act. Saturday was supposed to be the cutoff for Californians looking to enroll in health coverage through Covered California that would kick in at the beginning of the year. But that deadline has been extended nearly a week to Friday, Dec. 21 after a federal district court judge in Texas declared the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as Obamacare) unconstitutional. (Levi, 12/15)