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The agency also wants to remind consumers that it extended the deadline for enrolling in plans and paying for coverage beginning Jan. 1. If a consumer chooses a plan by Dec. 23, 2013, and the insurance company receives payment by Jan. 6, 2014, coverage will be retroactive on Jan. 1, 2014. Additional deadlines are listed below.

Enrollment Deadline

Payment Received Deadline

Coverage Begins

Dec. 23, 2013

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 1, 2014

Jan. 15, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014

Feb. 1, 2014

Feb. 15, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014

March 1, 2014

March 15, 2014

March 26, 2014

April 1, 2014

Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014.
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The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires most people to enroll by March 31, 2014, or face a tax penalty. If consumers enroll between March 16 and March 31, their coverage will begin on May 1, 2014.

People applying for health insurance through Covered California will find out if they qualify for financial help with premium payments or if they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost insurance through Medi-Cal.

Signing up for health insurance will also give Californians the peace of mind that comes with medical coverage.

How Do I Report Suspected Fraud to Covered California?

Alert Covered California by calling (800) 300-1506 or by emailing The Office of Consumer Protection will track and investigate complaints and refer to law enforcement as appropriate. Identity theft is against the law and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.

More information on consumer protection is available at

More Information on The Affordable Care Act The official federal website about health care reform.

California Health Benefit Exchange

National Prevention Strategy: The Office of the Surgeon General's strategy to improve health and well-being.