Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services announced today that from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, as a benefit of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an estimated 8,726 people in Northern California counties started applications for Covered California health insurance plans.
A total of 4,393 people living in Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties have enrolled ... approximately four percent of the statewide enrollment.
Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said ,"While it is good news that so many who live in these counties have signed up, Californians all have one more week - until Dec. 23 - to enroll for coverage taking effect Jan. 1."
You can locate the nearest in-person help on CoveredCA.com. Additionally, self-enrollment is available online, and enrollment can be completed over the phone by calling Covered California's Service Center at (800)300-1506.###