January 1st Effective Dates for Health Insurance

The deadlines for January 1st effective dates for health insurance is only 7 days away.

If you are applying for any of the following plans for January 1st, you must submit your applications by 12/23/13:

  • Covered California – Enter all information online, submit application AND pick your plan by 12/23/13.   Pay first premium by 1/6/14.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Individual – Enter application data online and submit to carrier.  This system is having trouble every day.  A paper application should be available on 12/18.  If you are having trouble, please contact us for a paper application.  Completed applications that are faxed will be counted as submitted if received at Anthem by 12/23/13
  • Cigna Individual – Fax application or submit online by 12/23/13.  We recommend faxed applications because you will have a fax confirmation sheet.
  • Kaiser, Health Net and Blue Shield are ONLY available now for January 1st if submitted through Covered California website.  Online application must be submitted and plan selected by 12/23/13.  If you want a plan from one of these carriers, but do not qualify for a tax subsidy or cost sharing assistance you must make sure to answer “No” to the question, “Do you want help paying for your coverage.”