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How can Blue Shield of California help me?

Your health is important, so we’ll help you find healthcare coverage that’s right for you.

  • Experience – We haven’t stopped providing Californians, just like you, with access to quality, affordable care since 1939.
  • Plans – We have a range of affordable PPO and HMO plans to fit most budgets. You may even qualify for financial aid.
  • Doctor choice – You can choose from more than 43,000 doctors and 320 hospitals in our Exclusive PPO Network. And with our new HMO plans, you can choose from a network of select local doctors and hospitals.
  • Additional resources – Your Blue Shield coverage gives you access to popular programs and services you can use throughout the year. Get answers to health-related questions with NurseHelp 24/7SM or participate in our Wellvolution program to help you get more active, quit smoking, lower stress and much more. These resources are yours at no extra cost.
  • Dental and vision coverage – Your teeth and eyes are important too. That's why we offer dental and vision plans – for your overall health.

How can I get covered?

Just apply. To be eligible for coverage at this time you must have experienced a qualifying life event such as: 

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • New child
  • Turning 26 years old and no longer eligible for coverage under parent’s health plan
  • Employer coverage changed
  • Moved into or out of Service Area
  • Loss of Medi-Cal or Medicaid
  • Death of the person through whom you received health coverage as a dependent
  • End of military service
  • Medical child support orders issued by state or federal court
  • Losing other health coverage due to job loss or expiration of COBRA coverage
  • Other exceptional circumstances (validated by Covered California)

If you haven’t experienced a qualifying life event, you can apply for coverage during the next open enrollment period starting in the Fall 2017.

This is a sampling of qualifying events and is not meant to be exhaustive. Please call Blue Shield at (888) 626-6780 to verify eligibility.

Financial aid

You may be eligible for financial aid through Covered California, our state’s health exchange, to lower your plan premium or even your costs for medical care.

What if I decide not to have health coverage?

There are tax penalties of at least $695 per person for not having health coverage. If you are getting benefits from Medi-Cal, you have health coverage. If you aren’t covered by Medi-Cal or other assistance, avoid a tax penalty and protect yourself with a health plan.

Learn more about our health plans

Everyone's different. That's why we offer a wide range of health plan options. Learn more about the plans that are available to you.

Get a quote

Open enrollment ended January 31. You must have experienced a life event to apply for coverage at this time.

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Call for assistance. Toll-free (888) 626-6780. TTY 711.