By, Rebecca Levin
The first month of 2017 is almost gone, and with it, the open enrollment window for health insurance. The time to enroll is now. Be sure to enroll in a health insurance plan through Medi-Cal benefits by January 31 to access benefits in 2017.
If you attempt to enroll by January 31st and do not complete your application, you have until February 4th to complete your Open Enrollment application to receive benefits.
Keep in mind that Covered California might not be your only option. Medi-Cal offers year round enrollment and can pay for treatment and medication. You might qualify for Medi-Cal benefits if you:
- Have an annual income that is below 138% the poverty level ($16,395 for a single adult)
- Are 65 or older
- Are blind or disabled
- Are under 21 (or are a parent, caretaker relative, of a child under 21) or
- Are pregnant
PRC’s Equal Access to Healthcare Program is here to help HIV+ San Francisco residents who have problems accessing healthcare. Give us a call at 415-777-0333 for help and more information.