by Chris Huckins Google+ Email 

 

08 January 2014

How to Pay The First Premium for Covered California

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How to Pay The First Premium for Covered California

  To stay on top of Obamacare notifications, I signed up for both electronic and paper mail. This conflicts with one new year resolution of mine to save more trees but aligns perfectly with another goal: to take better care of myself and pay my bills on time.

   Lucky for me and the rest of us, the due date to pay the first premium for Covered California insurance plans has been extended. Unfortunately, this means my original bill sacrificed trees for nothing.

  The Obama administration announced Saturday an extension, making the new due date January 15 to pay the first month’s premium for Covered California plans. For those who haven't signed up for insurance, that date happens to coincide with the last day to enroll for coverage beginning February 1st.

    For all insurance companies, once you pay the premium, they will send you your ID card and summary of benefits. Some companies take up to two weeks (they say 10 days) in which case you can hit the gym and work on your resolution in the meantime.

  So where and how do I pay my first Covered California premium?

  Here's a list of payment sites and phone numbers for each provider:

Covered California Provider

 

Customer Serivce #

 

 

Website

 

Anthem Blue Cross

855.634.3381

www.anthem.com/ca/paymentlanding

Blue Shield of California

888.256.3650

www.blueshieldca.com/coveredca

Chinese Community Health

877.224.7808

www.cchphmo.com/how-to-pay

Contra Costa Health

855.957.2247 Ext. 3

www.coveredcc.org/payment

Health Net

888.926.4988

www.healthnet.com/exchange/ca

Kaiser Permanente

888.236.4490 (payment)

http://info.kaiserpermanente.org/

 

800.539.0695 (enrollment)

 

Molina Healthcare

888.858.2150

www.molinahealthcare.com/

L.A. Care Health Plan

855.270.2327

www.lacarecovered.org

Sharp Health Plan

800.359.2002

www.sharphealthplan.com/payment

Valley Health Plan

888.421.8444 Option 2

http://www.valleyhealthplan.org/sites/

Western Health Advantage

888.442.2206

www.westernhealth.com