TheStreet interviewed L.A. Care's Manager of Enrollment Support Services, Mildred DeJesus, in "Deadline to Buy Health Insurance for 2018 Is Super Close."
The article talks about the health plan options available during this open enrollment period, and how millennials and other groups are likely to qualify for bronze plans. L.A. Care offered some advice for these individuals.
Both Millennials and Gen X-ers need to decide how often they go to the doctor and if there are any special circumstances, such as having a higher risk lifestyle by participating in extreme sports where injuries are a higher probability, said Mildred De Jesus, manager of enrollment support services at L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly operated health plan in the U.S. with over two million members in Los Angeles county.
December 15, 2017 marks the deadline for open enrollment for those who want health coverage to start on January 1, 2018. Here in California, residents will still have the opportunity to enroll in Covered California until January 31st, in order to have health coverage during 2018.
For more information, please visit Open Enrollment is Here - What You Need to Know About L.A. Care and Covered California.
About L.A. Care Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.