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Health Insurance

We regulate health insurance policies in California to ensure vibrant markets where the health and economic security of individuals, families, and businesses are protected and insurers keep their promises.


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Health insurance is complex, confusing and often overwhelming even for the most savvy consumer. We have gathered resources to help you make decisions and direct you to the right experts to find the answers to your questions. We have divided health coverage information into the following topics:


Health Insurance Basics   Getting Health Coverage

Health Insurance Basics

Learn how health insurance works,
the types of coverage available,
common terms, and details about
benefits and costs.

Getting Health Coverage

Learn more about what to look for
when you are shopping including links
to our PPO Quality Report Card
and a list of health insurers in California.
Questions About My Coverage  I lost My Coverage, Now What? 

 Questions About My Coverage

Learn more about your rights and
responsibilities, how your policy works
and who to call if you need help.

I Lost My Coverage, Now What?

Learn about your options if you lose coverage
including COBRA and purchasing your
own individual/family coverage.


If you do not find the answer you need here, we invite you to contact us online or call us at 1-800-927-4357 (HELP) and we will help you.

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