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What Is Covered California?

Covered California is where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy health insurance from the companies shown below. That means you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll have great health coverage.

¿Que es Covered California?

Covered California es donde los californianos pueden obtener un seguro de salud de marca bajo la Ley de Salud A Bajo Precio (ACA). Es el único lugar donde puesdes obtener asistencia federal para ayudarte a comprar seguro de salud de las compañías que se muestran a continuación. Eso significa que tú puedes calificar para un descuento en un plan de salud a través de Covered California, u obtener un seguro de salud a través del programa estatal Medi-Cal. De cualquier manera, tú tendrás una gran cobertura de salud de calidad.

We understand that the fires had a devastating impact on many of our communities and we anticipate many consumers have lost everything. As Open Enrollment nears, we thought it would be helpful for you to have some information about where consumers can get the replacement documents they need for Covered California enrollment/renewals. Most of the information below can be found at the Covered California website, and at the RCHC website. The RCHC website is updated regularly to include resources for people impacted by the fires.

Reminder: Required Documentation for Covered California

General Eligibility
Social Security
Immigration Status
Citizenship/Lawful Presence
Notification of Deceased Consumers

Replacement Documents (You may want to call to see if there are expedited services at state and county offices for fire victims):

Lost Passport
Sonoma County Vital Records Main Page
Sonoma County Vital Records: Forms to Obtain Marriage, Birth, and Death Certificates
Napa County Vital Records
Social Security
my Social Security: How to Create an Online Account
Drivers’ License Replacement and Address Changes


Sonoma County Local Assistance Center (FEMA, State and County, and Veterans Resources)
Napa County Local Assistance Center
Immigration and ICE: On Friday Senator Harris personally confirmed with Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not be conducting immigration enforcement in impacted areas. To read ICE’s statement, click here

Mail Forwarding

Mail Forwarding Form
For residents who are affected by mandatory evacuations and are unable to retrieve their mail, a couple of options are available through USPS's website. The first is a Temporary Mail Hold that will enable you to hold your mail from delivery for a specific amount of time and at the end of the time specified, mail wil be delivered to your residence or you have the option to pick it up directly from a USPS branch.

The second choice available would be a Change of Address which will redirect your mail to a different address on a temporary basis. You can complete a Change of Address form online. See for more information: here for more information.