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Consumers: Shopping for insurance?
Are you shopping for health insurance or wondering what health insurance options may be available to you? If any of the following questions apply, the links below may direct you to resources that could help.
Are you an individual looking for insurance?
Have you left an employer who offered group insurance?
Read about state-supported programs you may be able to take advantage of, including AIM, CalWORKS, COBRA, FMLA, Healthy Families, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicaid, Medi-Cal, and MRMIP; Understand used by these programs; and use our list of Health Insurance Terms; and Health Plan Comparisons. You may also purchase individual health insurance coverage; please contact the health insurer of your choice or your local health insurance agent for assistance.
Are you an individual choosing from among your employer's selection of group insurance plans?
- If you have left employment, and your former employer offered group insurance, does your former employer qualify for COBRA (20 or more employees) or CalCOBRA (2-19 employees)?
If so, review the COBRA information, or CalCOBRA information.
If so, review our Health Plan Definitions
, and Health Plan Comparisons
. Are you a small employer (2-50 employees) looking for a health plan?
Go to the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
Website with a primer for selecting small business plans. If you need help understanding healthcare terminology review our Health Plan Definitions
; and Health Insurance Terms