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Can I Apply for Covered California Now?

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Question: I am leaving my current job in a few weeks to relocate to southern california to help my family out and my health coverage will discontinue as of December 2016. I will be doing a 13 week temp job and then am unsure of my employment thereafter. I am wondering if I can sign up for Covered California now so that i will have coverage through my temp job and thereafter?

Answer: Starting on November 1st, you can apply for Covered California coverage to be effective January 1, 2017. You will need a California address. Your initial premium assistance will be based on the monthly income from your temp job. When your income changes again during the year, you can update your Covered California account at that time.


I believe you can, as long as you disclose to the client that you are also being paid a commission.

With agent commissions for individual health plans being reduced year after year, can certified covered California agents charge a fee for service?

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