Dearest ITUP Family,
Valentine’s Day is about a week away. So, it’s (apparently) the season for love. And there’s no better way to show your love for family, significant others, and friends than… <drumroll> …health coverage!
I just gave one of my friends, a very talented independent contractor, a valentine by helping him talk through his coverage options in Covered California. So, if you know some people in your life who don’t have health coverage, please show them that you care in the next few days by reminding them that their health and financial security (very romantic!) is important to you. You can even remind them to get covered by clicking here.
It’s important to send that reminder now because the annual open enrollment period for Covered California is coming to a close on February 15—just a little more than a week away! If you, your family, or your friends are eligible for a Covered California plan and some assistance paying the premiums, it’s necessary to enroll on or before that date. Otherwise, the next chance to enroll in coverage won’t come until the next open enrollment period starting on November 15. The only exceptions are for certain life-changing events (such as job changes, births, deaths, divorces, or moving to a new state) that result in a loss of health coverage. For more information about these rules, click here.
Also, it’s good to know that there’s an army of Certified Enrollment Counselors out there to help your valentine through the process. You can look for one of these “health coverage cupids” near you by clicking on this link. These matchmakers will help you find the coverage option that’s right for you. Hey, nothing says, “Be mine!” like free preventive care. Okay, maybe it’s not true romance or long walks on the beach, but we all want to avoid a humongous medical bill from a broken ankle after an unforeseen fall on that sunset beach walk. Blame it on the twilight.
While nothing is more exiting than organizing your income and household information, get all of that together so that you’re ready to find the plan that’s a match for you. Three primary/urgent/behavioral health care visits with a modest co-pay is pretty attractive, right?
The ITUP Crew