2019 Open Enrollment

The 2019 Open Enrollment period runs from October 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

If you enroll Oct. 15 - Dec. 15, then coverage is effective Jan. 1, 2019.

If you enroll Dec. 16 - Jan. 15, then coverage is effective Feb. 1, 2019.


The 2019 Open Enrollment Period – the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan -runs through January 15, 2019. Now is the time to enroll or change plans for 2019.

  • Enroll: If you do not have health insurance through an employer, now is the time to enroll in a private plan through Covered California – you may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for health coverage.
  • Change Your Plan: If you currently have a plan through Covered California and would like to select a new plan, now is the time. The only time you can change your health plan is during open enrollment or a qualifying special enrollment period.

Individuals have until January 15th to enroll in health coverage and can enroll online, by phone, via paper applications, through a Covered California certified insurance agent or certified enrollment counselor. The following tools may assist you in locating enrollment assistance:





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