Even though open enrollment is closed now for private and Covered California health insurance, there is a one time qualifying event where you can obtain Covered California health insurance now. In order to qualify, you must have had to pay a tax penalty for not having minimum essential health coverage (MEC) for tax year 2021. If you paid the Individual Shared Responsibility Penalty to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) for not having health insurance, you are eligible for this special open enrollment.
In order to qualify, you must have filed your 2021 taxes and paid at least part of the Individual Shared Responsibility Penalty in the past 60 days.
If you have any questions on this or need help applying, please contact Steve Cummings or Ben Losin in our office at 760.436.5015.