The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received
a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing
health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California
anticipates a total registration of 1.7 million Californians by the
end of the coming open-enrollment period.
"Working with our local partners, Long Beach is helping to ensure
residents enroll in Covered California and stay in the program,"
Mayor Robert Garcia said. “We are committed to being a
healthy city where residents have easy access to health services
and information, and this is an important step in that
The new grant will support the existing Covered California Outreach
and Education Program and enrollment assistance. The grant award of
represents the Health Department's ability to effectively educate
and enroll as well as help individuals with Covered California
coverage renewals in the upcoming months.
“Working with the Health Access Program, our enrollment team
provides language specific services and a human touch to healthcare
enrollment,” said Kelly Colopy, Director of the Long Beach
Department of Health and Human Services. “We continue to
enroll residents in Covered California by providing them with
timely, accurate and meaningful customer
Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace implementing the
federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California.
The next open enrollment period begins November 15, 2014, and
continues through February 15, 2015. In October, Covered California
will be reaching out to those with insurance to get them ready for
renewing their coverage.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is
participating in various community enrollment forums. Also,
walk-ins and appointments are welcomed Monday through Friday from
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human
Service, 2525 Grand Avenue. Services are available in
English, Spanish, and Khmer. In addition, the Health Department
will provide Saturday and evening enrollment appointments upon
For more information on Covered California enrollment services
and/or community enrollment forums, please contact Anthony Ly with
the Medi-Cal Outreach Program at 562.570.7979 or visit the health
department website at www.longbeach.gov/Health/Services/Directory/Medi-Cal/
You can also obtain Covered California information at www.coveredca.com