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.