Many individuals are looking for a new individual or family health plans. To make sure you have coverage on January 1st, your application for a new health plan must be submitted by the appropriate date. Applications submitted through Covered California Applications submitted through Covered California must be received by December 23, 2013 to be eligible for a January 1, 2014 effective date. Additionally, payment for the first month’s premium must be received no later than January 6, 2014. Please note: If your client submitted a paper application in November, Covered California will process these applications by mid-December. Once processed, Blue Shield will send a request to your client for payment. Please encourage your clients to submit payment online for faster processing. Blue Shield will mail your clients’ ID cards about two weeks after the payment has been received. Applications submitted through Blue Shield Applications submitted directly through Blue Shield must be received by December 15, 2013 along with first month’s premium to be eligible for a January 1, 2014 effective date. Remember, Blue Shield non-grandfathered individual and family plan clients residing in 2014 coverage areas will be automatically enrolled in a new 2014 health plan effective January 1, unless they extended their Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company plan through March 31, 2014. These members do not need to submit a new application, unless they are applying for financial assistance through Covered California. If you need any further assistance with your specific situation please do not hesitate to Contact us for more...
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