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Covered California and Obamacare related questions from consumers, employers and agents are answered by Phil Daigle with the best information available at the time. Archived entries may no longer be accurate as the Covered California and Obamacare knowledge-base is evolving quickly. TO REQUEST A PERSONAL RESPONSE INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS.


December 2018 Archives


Do I Have to Reapply?

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Question: Do I have to apply again to Covered California or simply continue to make same payments and same coverage I had last year, if my income has not significantly changed from last year.

Answer: You are probably automatically renewed, but there is an exception as follows: If you enrolled in 2018 by special enrollment and have not selected a 2018 health plan prior to December 13, you will not be automatically renewed. You must select a 2018 health plan and then actively renew that plan for 2019 coverage to avoid a break in coverage.


Question: I have enrolled in Blue Shield Trio 70 HMO for 2019. How can I choose a primary care doctor?

Answer: Blue Shield will issue a member ID number as soon as they receive your initial payment. Once you have an ID number, you can register on the Blue Shield website (blueshieldca.com) and select or change a Primary Care Physician. If you can't do it online, call Blue Shield member services.

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