Where Do You Start When it Comes to Health Insurance?

Cuesta Health Center offers guidance sessions lead by a local insurance specialist, on the last Thursday of every month. During the session you can enroll/shop for insurance and have any questions you have about health insurance answered. Call to schedule an appointment with our insurance specialist today.


Local Health Insurance Resources

Meredith Insurance Center // Located in SLO, they specialize in covered CA help // (805) 548-8672

Department of Social Services //  3433 S. Higuera Street, SLO //  (805) 781-1600

Karen Florian of The Center // kflorian@capslo.org // 805-544-2478 ext. 28


Covered California

Through Covered California you can generally buy marketplace health insurance only during the annual Open Enrollment period. Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage starts November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017.

Some people qualify to apply outside the enrollment period. Qualifying events include life changes like: getting divorced, married; having a baby or adopting; losing coverage because you turned 26, left your job, or your job benefits were reduced. For more information about whether you can apply for health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment Period, see resources listed below.

If you qualify for Medi-Cal (making $16,105 or less for a single adult; $32,913 for a family of 4), you can apply at any time.

Visit http://www.coveredca.com/ to apply and enroll today!

Adapted from Santa Rosa Junior College's Student Health Services Webpage

Affordable Health Insurance Options For College Students

Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) For those who make more than the qualifying income for Medical, but struggle to afford health insurance

United Health Care Student Resources Affordable, flexible student health plans. Relevant health information. Innovative self-service solutions

Student Insurance USA specializes in student health insurance for international and study-abroad students; accident insurance and special risks for sports clubs, athletes and students

EJ Smith specializes in designing and providing affordable short-term and limited-benefit policies for the under-served student populations seeking coverage 

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