Category Archives: Health Coverage

Last Day of Open Enrollment for 2018 Health Coverage!

Today is the last day to renew, change or enroll in health insurance coverage through Covered California. Local in-person enrollment assistance is available by calling (650) 616-2002 or 1 (800) 223-8383. People can also enroll directly through Covered California’s website: www.CoveredCA.com.

Release: Jan. 31 Affordable Health Coverage Deadline

covered californiaWith just two weeks until the January 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance through Covered California, an estimated 29,000 San Mateo County residents still do not have health insurance and may qualify for financial help. The health system is encouraging all county residents to enroll in affordable health coverage. Check out the news release for more information.

There will be free health coverage enrollments, along with a presentation on health coverage programs for all immigrants in California at the Health Coverage for All forum on January 28.

 

 

 

Jan. 28 – Health Insurance Coverage for All

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Confused about the latest changes to health care and tax laws? Afraid of applying for public benefits because of potential changes to immigration laws?

Join San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Legal Aid Society for an informative presentation, offered in English and Spanish, on health coverage programs for all immigrants in California.

There will also be a community resource fair, on-site health screening, children’s activities, free refreshments, health insurance enrollment and more. See thee event flyer in English or Spanish for more information.

When?
January 28, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where?
St. Francis of Assisi Church
1425 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Please register by January 19 here. Interpreter services available within 3 days notice.

Questions? Contact Winnie Wu (650) 372-6113, wcwu@smcgov.org.

Midnight Tonight: Deadline to Enroll for Covered California Insurance Starting January 1

covered californiaThe deadline to enroll in Covered California and have coverage starting January 1 is midnight tonight, December 22.  

Important Covered California deadlines:

  • For coverage beginning January 1, 2018 – Enroll by December 22, 2017
  • For coverage beginning March 1, 2018 – Enroll by January 31, 2018, last day of open enrollment 

How to enroll in Covered California

December 12 – Social Media Chat: Health Coverage Uncovered

Social Media Chat Graphic 1Health insurance keeps you healthy and financially covered when you need it most. Wondering what health coverage plan is best for you?

Join the Health Coverage: Uncovered social media chat with San Mateo County enrollment counselors Tuesday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Log on to Facebook (facebook.com/SMCHealth) and Twitter (twitter.com/smchealth) and ask any health insurance questions. Follow the conversation at @SMCHealth and #GetCoveredSMC for all the updates. Help will be available in English and Spanish. Read more

CHI’s First Health Care Rights And Immigration Forum For The Chinese Community

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Chinese Health Initiative (CHI) hosted its first Health Care Rights and Immigration Forum for the Chinese Community at Millbrae Library on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. There was a huge turnout, with more than 80 individuals attending in-person, along with over 250+ views from our Facebook live recording of the presentation. Of the attendees, we had 27 representatives, from 13 local community agencies, tabling at the Resource Fair. CHI was also recognized by Board of Supervisor David Canepa and by Chief of Staff from Supervisor Dave Pine’s office for our work in hosting the forum for the Chinese Community.

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Reminder: Upcoming Immigration and Health Care Events

If you’re interested in potential changes in immigration laws, health care rights for immigrants or the experience of immigrant youth in San Mateo County, then you won’t want to miss out on these informative events taking place over the next two weeks:

Learn about potential changes in immigration laws, health care rights and what it all means for you.

Saturday, October 14 – Health Care Rights and Immigration Forum for the Chinese Community

Sunday October 22 – Immigrant Health Forum 

Wednesday, October 18 – San Mateo County Immigrant Integration Summit 2017

Be sure to pass along the information to family and friends who may be interested.

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