Affordable Care Act
3 things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act
(also known as Obamacare)
These three tips can help you get educated about the basics.
- Health Coverage is Available Now
Covered California, our state's health insurance marketplace, helps you calculate if you qualify for Medi-Cal or a health plan through private insurance. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Visit Coveredca.com
- Health Care Coverage is Required
Starting January 1, 2014, most Californians will be required to have health care coverage or pay a fee.
- In 2014, not having insurance will cost you $95 or 1 percent of your annual income - which ever is greater. ln 2016, the fee will increase to $695 or 2.5 percent of your annual income - Again, which ever is greater
- Not everyone will be required to have health care coverage. Some exemptions exist. Click here to find out more.
- Information and Enrollment Assistance is Available
- In Person
For assistance finding a local Certified Enrollment Counselor, call the Irvine Children's Health Program at 949-724-6645 or Children's Health Initiative of Orange County at 855-927-8333.
- On the phone
Call the Covered California hotline at 800-300-1506.
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Health Care Information
Children’s Health Initiative
of Orange County
Health Care Coverage Options
Please Note: Medicare coverage for individuals 65 and older will not change under the Affordable Care Act.
- Covered California
The State's health insurance marketplace offers Californians health plans through private insurance, and potential financial help to cover premiums for those who are eligible. Open enrollment is October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, with coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
Medi-Cal helps pay fora wide variety of medical services for children, seniors and disabled individuals with low incomes. This program is expanding to cover more Californians, including single adults between the ages of 19-64 without dependent children.
Affordable Care Act Workshops
Affordable Care Act ForumWednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6-7:15 p.m.
Location: 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606
The Forum is free, registration is desired.Click here
to register or call 949-724-6610
Presented by the City of Irvine in partnership with Catholic Charities of Orange County and the Children's Health Initiative of Orange County, this free community forum is designed to educate individuals and families about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), provide an overview of the Health Care Exchange and how to enroll and answer questions about the recent changes in health care coverage.
Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) will be available to answer questions and schedule appointments to assist with enrollment. For more information, call 949-724-6680.