Laila Ali, world class athlete, right, and Leo Santa Cruz, professional Mexican-American boxer, left, joined Covered California Executive Director, Peter V. Lee to spread the word about Open Enrollment and the new California initiatives that lower health care costs for millions of Californians at the Covered California Open Enrollment Kickoff event at The Bloc.
“In every area of my life, I put my health first. Whether it’s by staying active, eating healthy or, most importantly, getting health insurance,” Ali said. “Covered California makes it easy to get enrolled in affordable coverage that works for you and your family – so you can succeed at home, work and play.”Laila Ali
Nearly a million Californians will qualify for financial assistance to get coverage during open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 31, 2020. Consumers who sign up by Dec. 15 will have coverage starting Jan. 1. and consumers who choose to go without coverage could face a penalty when they file their taxes.
“We want to make sure that everyone knows about the new state subsidies that are already helping people across the state save money on their monthly health insurance premiums. California is making coverage more affordable for low-income families, and we are making history by becoming the first state in the nation to provide financial help to middle-income families like small-businesses owners and the self-employed.”Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee.
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