Question: I ... put my wife on Covered CA Blue Shield plan. My job opportunities fell through ...and believe I would qualify for assistance for my wife and myself. I need to add myself to the plan. The Covered CA website does not address this and the phone chat lines seem impossible to get through. Any suggestions?
Answer: "Terminate participation" on you wife's plan effective February 28th, then "withdraw" your wife's application (you'll find lot's of info in previous posts and comments on how to do this. Just search this blog for the keywords in quotes above.) After the application is withdrawn, log back into her account and click on apply now. All of the data previously entered will still be there as you go through page by page and you can make changes as needed including adding yourself and changing the income figures. Your new coverage will be effective March 1st. This same process can be used to change the plan selected, just don't take the withdraw step.