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Covered California enrollment deadline for new year is today

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 09:35:52-05

As Americans continue to face a historic level of unemployment and a financial crisis brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic this year, Covered California has extended its enrollment deadline to give residents more time to sign up for their health insurance.

Covered California originally set Dec. 15 as its deadline to enroll to begin receiving benefits for 2021.

But, due to the pandemic, that deadline was extended to today.

In a statement, Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee said, "No one should wait to sign up, and we are extending the deadline through Dec. 30 to give all of us more time to spread the word and make sure our family and friends have health insurance during this pandemic."

Anyone interested in signing up for benefits can visit the Covered California website.