Individuals with COBRA coverage have 60 days to switch to Covered California. Open enrollment begins May 15th and ends July 15, 2014.
Why might one switch? Some COBRA enrollees are eligible for premium assistance that can reduce their monthly premiums. Some Covered California plans are less costly and offer better coverage than some existing COBRA plans.
Why one might want to stay in COBRA? Some doctors participate in COBRA coverage and do not participate in Covered California plans. Some COBRA plans offer more benefits and at an affordable price.
For more information, see Covered California’s FAQ.