Upcoming Events Provide Tips & Resources for People Purchasing Plans via Covered California this Fall

Open enrollment in Covered California begins soon – Oct 1 to be exact. While people with Medicare do NOT need to purchase anything through the health care exchange, as they are considered covered, many other Californians will have the opportunity to buy affordable health care. Over 2.7 million non-Medicare eligible Californians will be able to sign up for help with purchasing their health coverage. Also, in January 2014, an additional 1.4 million low-income adults will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal.

If you have clients who are not yet eligible for Medicare and are asking about the open enrollment this fall and help in choosing their coverage, you may be interested in joining one of the events below, A New Era of Coverage: Maximizing Participation in the ACA. The events will provide updates on:

  • The state’s outreach and enrollment efforts
  • How local organizations are reaching and educating communities of color about their coverage opportunities
  • Best practices for enrolling special populations, such as immigrants and Limited English Proficient communities

The California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) and other local organizations engaged in outreach and enrollment efforts are putting on these events in 4 cities across the state.

See their registration page for more info. Below are a list of the dates and locations of the events.

Fresno – October 3, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
United Way of Fresno County
4949 E. Kings Canyon Road
Co-hosts: ACT for Women and Girls, Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño, Centro La Familia, Fresno County Democratic Party Central Committee, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, Fresno Metro Ministry, Vision y Compromiso

Oakland – October 8, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Co-hosts: ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network, Asian Health Services, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Korean Community Center of the East Bay, Monument Crisis Center, Street Level Health Project, Vision y Compromiso, UC Berkeley Center for Public Health Practice, Young Invincibles


Los Angeles – October 15, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Co-hosts: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network, Black Women for Wellness, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Community Health Councils, Korean Resource Center, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, Vision y Compromiso, Young Invincibles


San Diego – October 16, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
Co-hosts: Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Council of Community Clinics, Foundation for Change, Mid-City CAN, San Diego Black Health Associates, San Ysidro Health Center, Vision y Compromiso

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.