Question: I was told today by a person from Covered California that if we purchase private insurance for our kids while they are eligible for Medi-Cal, we could lose our premium assistance. Is it true?
Answer: No. You will not lose your premium assistance if you follow these directions. Update your Covered California account to remove your children from coverage by answering "no" when asked if the child wants coverage. This will drop your kids from the Medi-Cal roles. If you don't do this, you could have problems in the future because your children's social security numbers will continue to appear in the Medi-Cal database.