SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE, FIRE SAFETY, AND INCIDENT REPORT
The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today’s update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:
Now Available: Special Enrollment-Period for Health Care Coverage due to COVID-19
Have you lost your health insurance due to COVID-19? If you’ve recently lost your coverage or will soon lose it, today’s update is for you. Covered California has issued a special-enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19.
If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:
- You’ve lost Medi-Cal coverage
- You’ve lost your employer-sponsored coverage
- Your COBRA coverage is exhausted
- You are no longer eligible for student health coverage
To learn if you’re eligible, visit Covered CA (link opens in a new window. To apply, you may apply online (link opens in a new window) or call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator for free and confidential enrollment help.
Those without access to the Internet can call Covered CA’s Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.
If you’re not eligible for Covered CA health coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through LA County’s My Health LA (link opens in a new window) (MHLA). MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call 1-844-744-6452 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday through Friday).
LA County has recently seen an increase in home fires during the COVID-19 health crisis. As a result, LA County residents are reminded that planning ahead of an emergency can truly save your life.
If there was a fire in your home, would you know the best way to escape? Help make sure you and your loved ones are truly Safer at Home by learning how to safely escape a home fire.
To help you get started, LA County’s Fire Department offers a free F.I.R.E Safety Guide (link opens in a new window) with all the tips & checklists you’ll need for creating a fire escape plan that’s right for you.
You can also download the F.I.R.E. Safety Coloring Book (link opens in a new window) if you’re looking for a great children’s activity. Make the youngest members of your family a key part of your plan.
COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide
View(link opens in a new window) our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do’s and Don’ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit – with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below.
Los Angeles County is helping people experiencing homelessness be safer at home. Learn how at: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/homelessness-and-housing/
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:
- County of Los Angeles: covid19.lacounty.gov (link opens in a new window)
- County of Los Angeles Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in a new window)
- California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov (link opens in a new window)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov (link opens in a new window)
- Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1