Healthcare Reform is also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and goes into effect January 1, 2014. The information below is provided for your convenience and review.
Please direct questions to your medical provider / current health insurance provider / employer / Covered California.
 10 FAQs.pdf10 FAQs.pdf regarding the Affordable Care Act
provided by Covered Shasta
Starting January 1, 2014, EVERYONE is required to have health coverage either through an employer, Medi-Cal, state health programs, or the Marketplace.
If you don’t have health coverage, you may have to pay a penalty.

What do I do to find out what coverage I’m eligible for?

In Shasta County you can either:
        1. Call 1-877-652-0731 to speak with a “Covered Shasta”representative.
        2. Visit to complete an online application
Starting October 1, 2013, you can go to Covered California ( or the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (

Covered California = California Health Insurance Exchange / includes Cost-Estimate Calculator

You can review each plan, see costs and what’s covered — so you can make an informed decision. If you need help, ask.   You can have your questions answered online, by phone, or in person.

ACA-Toolkit-Webinar_FAQs.pdfACA-Toolkit-Webinar_FAQs.pdf - Community College FAQ's regarding the ACA, provided by Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success and CLASP