Curious about the timing for Covered California Enrollment? No worries! This a very confusing topic and we are delighted to help you sort it out.

Most of the year, you need a qualifying event in order to qualify for Covered California enrollment and be eligible to enroll into major medical coverage. However, during Open Enrollment, anyone can enroll in health insurance (or change their plan) just because they want to!

Open Enrollment is just about to start this coming Tuesday, October 15th and will go through January 15th, 2020. However, the day that your new health insurance plan will start depends on when you complete your Covered California enrollment application.

Covered California Enrollment Dates

  • Oct 15th – Dec 15th: Plan starts Jan 1st
  • Dec 16th – Jan 15th: Plan starts Feb 1st