Question: I will be getting laid off effective 12/31/17, so if I elect, my COBRA coverage would begin on 1/1/18. Can I get covered under Covered CA instead? When would I need to sign on with Covered CA if my job and coverage ends on 12/31/17?
Answer: Yes. You can choose Covered California instead of COBRA. You must apply by December 15, 2017 for your coverage to begin on January 1,2018. You don’t have to wait for your current coverage to end.