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Reminder of March 31 deadline to enroll for student health insurance through 'CoverCA'

  • March 28, 2014 9:00am

This is a reminder to all Cal State East Bay students who do not yet have health insurance that the deadline is Monday, March 31, to enroll through Covered California, also referred to as "Covered CA."

The Affordable Care Act requires that every person have health insurance coverage.

"Covered CA" is the new online marketplace for affordable, quality health insurance. At CoveredCA.com you can:

  • Compare health insurance plans
  • Determine how much financial assistance you may receive
  • Learn about your options, benefits and costs
  • Purchase your insurance

It is very likely that students will be eligible for one of two low-cost or free health insurance options. Some students and their families will be eligible for substantial assistance in paying health insurance premiums if they purchase insurance through Covered California.  Depending on their income and the type of coverage they select, insurance may cost students and their families as little as $5 to $10 a month.

The CSU Health Insurance Education Project (HIEP) is a joint CSU/CSULA project to educate CSU students, their families and campus staffs about the new health insurance law and the opportunity it offers many in the CSU community to get affordable health insurance.

Questions about the CSU Health Insurance Education projects can be directed via e-mail to HealthInsuranceEducationEB@gmail.com or via the Web site http://calstate.edu/coveredca.

-- Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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