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Covered California and Medi-Cal use the same application. This means that once you apply, you’ll find out which program you qualify for. Some households qualify for both.

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Get coverage when you experience a major life change.

You can apply for a health plan outside open enrollment (or make changes to your current plan) if you’ve experienced one of these qualifying life events, usually within the last 60 days. Or, find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

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Lost Job Or Income

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  • You lose Medi-Cal coverage.
  • You lose your employer-sponsored coverage.
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted. Note: Not paying your COBRA premium is not considered loss of coverage.
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage.
  • You turn 19 years old and are no longer eligible for a child-only plan.

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You turn 26 years old and are no longer eligible for a parent’s plan.

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  • You move within California and gain access to at least one new Covered California health insurance plan.

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  • A child is born, adopted or received into foster care. The entire family can use the special-enrollment period to enroll in coverage.
  • If you receive a child in foster care, you will need to indicate “adopted a child” in the drop-down menu when you apply.

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Change of Household Size

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Your household experienced a natural or human-caused disaster (such as wildfires) declared as a state of emergency in California.

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You have lost coverage after leaving active duty, reserve duty, or the California National Guard.

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Released from Jail or Prison

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You become a citizen, national, or permanent legal resident.

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  • You are already enrolled in a Covered California plan and you lose a dependent or lose your status as a dependent due to divorce, legal separation, dissolution of domestic partnership, or death.

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