Covered California

Covered California connects Californians with health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. You can compare and choose health insurance plans for yourself and your family. Depending on your income, you may qualify for financial help on health insurance bought through Covered California.
Covered California is available to:

  • Any US citizen or legal immigrant, and
  • Any income level.

You may apply for health insurance through Covered California in any of the following ways:

  • ONLINE at
  • BY PHONE with Covered California at (800) 300-1506 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
  • BY PHONE with local enrollment centers. Click on “Find Local Help to Enroll” on

State law requires most people to have health insurance. The tax penalty for not having health insurance is $695 per adult or 2.5% of annual household income, whichever is greater.