Covered California enrollment deadline expanded due to pandemic

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Covered California is expanding its special enrollment period through June 30 to help anyone uninsured and eligible to obtain health coverage because of job loss or other qualifying life events.The action builds upon Covered California's special enrollment period that took effect in January, to help consumers who didn't know about tax penalties for not having health insurance, or weren't aware of the new state subsidy program and financial help available to pay their monthly health care costs."The goal is to have as many people covered as possible to ensure they have access to vitally needed health care,'' said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. "This is the right thing to do and we to make sure no one
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