SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Covered California is extending the open-enrollment deadline for health care coverage for two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumers will have until Dec. 30 to sign up for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2021.READ MORE: COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd Month
The unprecedented extension comes as COVID-19 infections and deaths are surging across California and the country.
More than 1.2 million Californians are uninsured at present, even though they are eligible for financial help from Covered California or low-cost or no-cost coverage through Medi-Cal.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Joins Calls For Emergency Funding At City College Amid Looming Layoffs
Consumers who sign up by Dec. 30 will need to pay their first bill in order to have their coverage take effect on Jan. 1.
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