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Where Do I Send My Initial Payment?

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Question: I’ve picked the plan I want. Now do I send my premium to Covered California?

Answer: You will make your #CoveredCalifornia premium payments directly to the health insurance company. Once you’ve selected your plan, Covered California will direct you to your insurance company’s website to make the initial premium payment. If you missed that step, login to your Covered California account, select “Summary”, then select “Current Enrollment”, find “Initial Payment” and select “Pay”. The insurance company must receive and process your payment at least one day before coverage begins. Note that if you have qualified to receive an advanced premium tax credit, the government will pay the credit directly to your insurer and you will pay the remainder of the premium directly to the insurer. #CoveredCalifornia


Bryan … if you can log into your CoveredCA account, you will be able to download a copy from there. If not, you’ll have to call CoveredCA for assistance.

How can I get a copy of previous years 1095-A forms?

Hello, I was verifying my coverage by Medi-Cal. According to them, I was qualified under the Santa Clara Family Health Plan . My PCP is Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. So, I called to verify my coverage and I was told that Medi-Cal had issued me my cards, but then dropped me. The initial letter from the Dept of Health Care Services that I was enrolled and the effective date was Dec. 1,2016. Why was my coverage dropped and why haven’t they sent me a letter stating that they have dropped me from my Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. I would really appreciate some help regarding this matter.

As of 3:30 pm today, that function was not working for Blue Shield. It was not working earlier in the week for Molina. I don’t know if it’s actually working for any carrier.

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