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Is Premium Payment Required With Enrollment?

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Question: Does Covered California require payment with the application?

Answer: Covered California plans to accept premium payment online through a third-party that will be integrated with the CalHEERS system. They have announced that won’t be ready until January. In the meantime, enrollees are directed to carrier-specific URLs at the completion of the enrollment process. That allows the enrollee to make a payment online and provides instructions on how to make a payment offline. Carriers will send an invoice within five days of receiving the enrollment confirmation from Covered California if payment is not received online. Payment modalities for all carriers include: personal check, cashiers check, money order, credit card, debit card, and EFT/ACH. Some plans even accept cash.


I was granted an extenion till March on my blue shield policy subscriber # 900302237. Have enrolled in covered Ca, acct.#1000756546 case# 5000484052.I have not rec’d any info on this application. HELP do I continue to pay old policy or WHAT??

Thank u

Stanley Victor

Try using Firefox as your browser on Covered California. It works really well and quickly. All pages seem to load and become available with it.

Upon submitting a paper application will the insured be invoiced for the premium? Of the 34 pages of application it appears that most of them get submitted (EX: Family of five).
Anyone having any luck in getting the online application to come up?

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