Why Have Health Insurance?

There are three great reasons to have health insurance: (1) to have access to health care when you need it; (2) to manage your health care costs; and (3) to obtain free preventive care like immunizations, screenings and some primary care visits.

What We Do

Redwood Community Health Coalition has a team of Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) who can assist you to enroll in or renew public (Medi-Cal) or private (Covered California) health insurance.  Our CECs are trained to explain the health insurance selection and enrollment process; to assist you in completing forms and providing required documentation; and to assist you in identifying health care and provider networks. Counselors can also assist you with Medi-Cal and Covered California health coverage renewals. Services are confidential and provided at no cost.  Assistance is available in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.

Covered California

Redwood Community Health Coalition’s Navigator Program is funded by Covered California. “Covered California”, “California Health Benefit Exchange” and the Covered California Logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Covered California in the United States.

This web site is owned and maintained by RCHC which is solely responsible for its content.  This site is not maintained by or affiliated with Covered California, and Covered California bears no responsibility for its content.  The email addresses and telephone numbers that appear throughout this site belong to RCHC and cannot be used to contact Covered California.

Covered California Special Enrollment

People who experience a qualifying life event can enroll in a Covered California health plan outside the open enrollment period. Currently enrolled Covered California members who experience a qualifying life event can change their coverage or choose a new plan. This is called special enrollment.

Qualifying life events include:

– Losing Medi-Cal Coverage

– Losing employer sponsored coverage

– You are no longer eligible for student health coverage

– You turn 26 years old and are no longer eligible for a parent’s plan

– You move to California from out of state

– You recently got married or entered into a domestic partnership

– A child is born, adopted or received into foster care. The entire family can use the special-enrollment period to enroll in coverage

You have 60 days from the date on which the qualifying life event happens to enroll in a Covered California health insurance plan or change your existing plan. If 60 days pass and you do not sign up for health coverage, you will have to wait until the next open-enrollment period.

Redwood Community Health Coalition has certified enrollment counselors who can assist you with understanding the special enrollment process. Counselors offer confidential assistance at no cost. To find a counselor in your city, click the link below:

For health insurance enrollment or renewal assistance please contact a Certified Enrollment Counselor. Click here for contact information.