Question: If i lose my job outside of open enrollment, is that a qualifying event allowing me access to coverage? And more importantly, since i will then have zero income does that mean i dont qualify for a subsidy and must be placed in Medi-cal?
Answer: Loss of employment would qualify you for a special enrollment at any time outside of the annual open enrollment period if your health care coverage was employer sponsored. You could then be eligible for Medi-Cal during your period of unemployment. If your income increased for any reason it would be your responsibility to self-report this to the Exchange for reevaluation of your status.