Covered California open enrollment run Nov. 15 - Feb. 15.  Medi-Cal enrollment continues year-round

Need help applying?  Call Shasta County's Customer Service Center at 1-877-652-0731, find a local insurance agent, find a certified enrollment counselor, or enroll online at Covered

Key features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include:

Increased Access

  • Expanded Medi-Cal:  Partnership Health Plan of California now covers adults without children with incomes up to 138% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
  • Health Insurance Marketplace:  Establishes on online exchange where individuals and families with incomes up to 400% of FPL can purchase private health insurance.  
  • Income tax credits, subsidies and cost-savings strategies are available to reduce premiums and out-of-pocket health costs.

Protection and Prevention

  • Pre-existing Conditions: Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to anyone with a pre-existing condition and a medical exam is no longer required to qualify for coverage.
  • Lifetime Limits: Insurers are not allowed to set a maximum dollar amount they will pay for key health benefits.
  • Young Adult Coverage: Dependent adults up to age 26 will be allowed to stay on their parents plan.
  • Preventative Care: All new health plans must cover preventive care and certain medical screenings.
  • Essential Health Benefits: New health plans must cover services that fall into the 10 categories of
    Essential Benefits.

Improving Quality & Lowering Costs 

  • Strengthens Medicare: The ACA supports existing Medicare benefits and expands preventive and prescription drug benefits.
  • Business Tax Credits: Many small businesses will also be able to provide employee health insurance using federal tax credits to reduce premium costs.
  • Increased Accountability for Insurance Companies:  Insurers must justify any premium increase of 10% or more before the rate takes effect. Rate reviews protect individuals and businesses from unreasonable insurance rate increases.

Apply by Phone:

    Shasta County Customer Service Center
     Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

    Covered California
     Monday-Friday, 8 am - 8 pm & Saturdays, 8 am to 6 pm

Apply Online:
   For low or no-cost health coverage visit,    

   To enroll in private health insurance plans and apply for tax credits, visit