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Covered California

Covered California began open enrollment on November 15, 2014, with coverage beginning January 1, 2015. From now until February 15, 2015, you will be able to sign up for new health coverage or renew your existing plan. Last year, more than 3.3 million Californians signed up for coverage.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Recently, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) revised language access standards for the written documents that must be translated for Limited English Proficient (LEP) consumers in Medi-Cal managed care plans.

Legislation

Three CPEHN sponsored bills have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown: AB 505 (Nazarian), AB 2102 (Ting), and SB 912 (Mitchell). Read more about what they do here!

State Budget

On Friday, June 20th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the $156.3 billion FY 2014-15 budget. The budget includes state spending for the Medi-Cal program to accommodate the successful outreach and enrollment efforts that have resulted in over a million new enrollees into the program, a majority from communities of color.