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The move settles a class action suit sparked by mid-year increases to about 50,000 members' annual deductibles and out-of-pocket limits.
Until now, Covered California did not carry the Medi-Cal Access Program, forcing many women to buy more costly plans through the state exchange.
The bills cap out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs; require more accurate provider directories; and require per-individual deductibles in family plans.
Of the 2 million people who have purchased health insurance through Covered California, about 1.3 million still have coverage through the state exchange.
The initiative is one of 13 state-sponsored pilots in California that expand paramedics' roles in an effort to increase the quality of care while reducing costs.