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: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
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: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
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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