Mandatory renewal required for Covered California and Medi-Cal:
Free Local Help is Available
Solano County residents covered by a plan through Covered California (ACA) or Medi-Cal health insurance are required to renew their plan annually. Free local renewal assistance is available through the Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH), a locally-based non-profit organization with more than 17 years of experience connecting the Solano community with health insurance.
Those in Covered California plans must renew during the open enrollment period, which begins November 1 and ends January 31. Medi-Cal enrollees must renew annually on the anniversary of their enrollment into the program. People without health insurance face penalties in 2016, up to $10,000 for some individuals.
In 2015 alone SCBH enrolled or renewed more than 4,000 Solano County residents into Covered California, Medi-Cal or other free or low cost plans. SCBH provides Covered California, Medi-Cal and other enrollment and renewal assistance free of charge at sites throughout Solano County, including Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo. Services are available in English, Spanish and Tagalog.
To make an appointment with the Solano Coalition, please call 800-978-7547.