Access to UC San Diego Health System Through Covered California

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UC San Diego Health System and the Health
Insurance Exchange

Certain health insurance plans available through Covered California provide in-network access to UC San Diego Health System doctors and services. Those plans include:

UC San Diego Health System participates in Covered California's SHOP, or Small Business Health Options Program through Health Net's PPO (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze).

If you are purchasing health insurance on the health insurance exchange, selection of these plans gives you access to UC San Diego Health System physicians and services, including those at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Shiley Eye Center and our approximately 20 outpatient locations.

NEED HELP?

Certified Enrollment Counselors Are Here to Help

UC San Diego Health System's team of certified enrollment counselors are here to help people in the community seeking to enroll in a Covered California plan and have access to UC San Diego doctors and services.

Hours: 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 619-543-7826 or email Isabell Jordan at ibragadeste@ucsd.edu.

If you already have health insurance provided by your employer that is affordable, you do not need to do anything.

When does open enrollment begin for 2015 medical coverage?

Open enrollment for medical coverage in 2015 will open November 15, 2014. You can always enroll in health insurance plans through Covered California if you experience a "life-changing event" such as getting married, divorced, or having a child. You will need to enroll within 60 days of your life-changing event. Alternatively, the next open enrollment period begins November 15, 2014 and goes through February 15, 2015. Talk to an enrollment counselor by calling 619-543-4655 for more information.

Background on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California

The Affordable Care Act aims to increase the number of Americans with health insurance and cut the cost of health care. The law provides financial assistance to help individuals, families and small businesses pay for health insurance.

Covered California is the state’s online “marketplace” for purchasing health insurance and getting financial assistance to help pay for it. If your income is limited, you may be eligible for free coverage through Medi-Cal. More information is available at coveredca.com.

Medical care provided by UC San Diego Health System is available through the health insurance exchange set up by the Affordable Care Act. Those who do not have insurance through their employer or another government program can purchase insurance through the Covered California health insurance marketplace.

Covered California Coverage Options Hotline: 855-857-0445
People can call the Covered California Coverage Options Hotline toll-free at 855-857-0445 for help enrolling in Covered California plans. The hotline operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.