Open enrollment

Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends January 15. Here's everything you need to know.

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What is open enrollment?

 

Open enrollment is the annual, three-month period set by the state of California when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. You can apply for the plan of your choice directly through Sharp Health Plan. If you're interested in receiving financial assistance, you can apply directly through Covered California. Find out if you're eligible here ➜


If you want your coverage to start on:Your application must be received by:
January 1, 2019December 15, 2018
February 1, 2019January 15, 2019

Need coverage sooner? Learn more about special enrollment ➜


Here's how it works:

1. Choose a network
Through our Performance and Premier networks, you can access award-winning doctors, hospitals, medical groups and much more. Both offer the same quality of care, but with different coverage to fit your needs and budget.


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2. Choose a plan
From lower copays to lower monthly payments, we have a plan for you. Our plans are designed to give you the flexibility you need at a price you like. If you are under 30, you may also choose a plan option called a Minimum Coverage plan.


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3. Get a quote & apply
Get a quote in 5 minutes with our helpful quote tool. Simply answer a few questions to receive a personalized plan recommendation and quote based on your unique needs. Once you're happy with your selection you can apply for coverage.


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What happens next?

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If you applied through Covered California

You will first receive a confirmation email and letter via mail from Covered California. Please note that if you haven't received a confirmation email from Covered California, your application may not be complete. You can expect a slight delay from the time you apply to the time Covered California shares your completed application with us.

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Initial payment letter

When: 11-14 days after application is submitted

This is the first letter you will receive from Sharp Health Plan. It will arrive by mail. If you have already made your first payment, you will not need to take any further action.

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Welcome kits

When: Mid to late December or January, depending on your plan start

Your welcome kit will include your Member Resource Kit and your specific summaries of benefits. This will be your guide to accessing care, what to do in an emergency, and prescription drug benefits. After you make your first payment, you can expect your kit to arrive about two or three weeks before your plan start.

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Member ID cards

When: Mid to late December or January, depending on your plan start

Member ID cards are mailed two per envelope. If your plan includes three or more family members, cards will be mailed in pairs separately. After you make your first payment, you can expect your ID card to arrive about two or three weeks before your plan start. Be sure to carry your ID card with you at all times.



If you already have your ID card, then head over to our new member checklist.

Enrollment documents

Individual and family plan application

Fill out the Sharp Health Plan application and begin your journey to better health.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION ➜

Solicitud de seguro médico para individuales y familias

Llené la solicitud de seguro médico de Sharp Health Plan para empezar su camino hacia una mejor salud.

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3 steps to enrollment

Here’s a quick start guide to help you find the individual and family plan that’s right for you.

DOWNLOAD 2019 QUICK GUIDE ➜
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