As the Open Enrollment Period for health insurance ended on January 31st, we are now in the Special Enrollment Period from February 1st to October 31st, 2020. During this period, you must have a qualifying life event such as recently moved, lost employer-sponsored coverage, lost Medi-Cal, married, divorced or others within the last 60 days to be eligible to apply for health insurance.

However, Covered California has introduced two new but temporary qualifying life events from February 18th to April 30th, 2020. One qualifying life event is that you recently became aware of the new state-wide tax penalty for not having minimum essential health coverage and the other is that you recently became aware that you may qualify for premium tax credits but you are currently off-exchange without subsidy.

If you recently became aware of the new state-wide tax penalty or if you are currently off-exchange (direct to carrier) and would like to see if you qualify for premium tax credits, please do not hesitate to contact us at Solid Health Insurance Services.

Please contact us at Solid Health Insurance Services and we can help you figure out if your qualifying event is valid, what your effective date is, and what documents are required to provide to each insurer to prove your qualifying life event. We are more than happy to guide foreign or dual citizens with their insurance options as well. Contact us by email at or call us at (310)-909-6135 or visit our website at