Covered California extends enrollment deadline to Dec. 17

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Covered California has extended its Dec. 15 deadline to enroll for health insurance by two days after experiencing a very high demand. The deadline is for coverage starting Jan. 1.

“The spike in interest we are seeing in the last few days tells us there is continued demand for quality, affordable coverage,” Covered California executive director Peter Lee said in a prepared statement. “We already have enrolled more consumers this year for Jan. 1 coverage than we did last year.”

The service center for the state's health insurance marketplace will be open until midnight on Dec. 15, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

Open enrollment is available through Jan. 31 for coverage that will begin in February or March. 

Enrolling for health insurance through Covered California can be done online or in person at an enrollment location. For more information or to enroll over the phone contact Covered California directly at (800) 300-1506.