Find out how you can get coverage outside of open enrollment.
What is special enrollment?
If you need coverage outside of open enrollment, you may still be able to apply if you've had a qualifying event. In most cases, you have 60 days from the date of the event to enroll in a health 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 ➜
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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.
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.
When: 7–10 days after your first payment is received
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.
When: 7–10 days after first payment is received
Member ID cards are mailed two per envelope. If your plan includes three or more family members, cards will be mailed in pairs separately. Be sure to carry your ID card with you at all times.
To apply for coverage, get a quote online to start the process. Or you can download and fill out the Sharp Health Plan paper application below, and begin your journey to better health.
Use this helpful chart to view our different networks and plans and find the one that meets your needs and budget.
Here’s a quick start guide to help you find the individual and family plan that’s right for you.
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