COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program

L.A. Care Health Plan has launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program to encourage Medi-Cal and CalMediconnect (CMC) members to get COVID-19 vaccinated. L.A. Care recommends that everyone who is eligible get the vaccine. It is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones and for all of us to get back to a more normal life.

L.A. Care Health Plan is offering eligible Medi-Cal and CMC members who get a COVID-19 vaccine a $50 gift card, while supplies last.

Supplies are limited, so get vaccinated as soon as possible to receive the $50 incentive and to keep you and your family, friends, and community safe. One gift card per member.

Member Qualifications
  • Medi-Cal and CMC members must have active eligibility with L.A. Care at the time of vaccination
  • Must be 12 years or older
  • Must be directly enrolled with L.A. Care
  • Must have received their first or second COVID-19 vaccination on or after November 1, 2021

Program Overview

  • Members must be identified in the California State's vaccine registry as having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or after November 1, 2021
  • Only one $50 incentive per person
  • Booster shots are not eligible for the incentive
  • The $50 gift card will be made through Customer Motivators on behalf of L.A. Care
  • Eligible members will receive a postcard in the mail from Customer Motivators with instructions on how to select their gift card in about four weeks after their vaccination
  • If you do not receive a postcard or flyer from Customer Motivators after four weeks of your vaccination, please call Customer Motivator’s Customer Solutions Center at 1-888-689-3420.
  • Allow up to 12 weeks for processing. Delays may apply due to high volume of participation.

Eligibility and Participation:

The Medi-Cal and CMC members eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive are living persons age 12 and older, who received the first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose on or after November 1, 2021, and are identified in the California State's vaccine registry as having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or after November 1, 2021. Booster shots are not eligible for the incentive. Only one $50 incentive per person. No purchase or payment is necessary for participation. Immigration status is not a barrier to eligibility.

Individuals not Eligible

  • Individuals fully vaccinated before November 1, 2021
  • Incarcerated individuals 
  • L.A. Care is not offering an incentive for the COVID-19 booster vaccine of any brand (e.g. Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna).
  • L.A. Care is not currently offering an incentive for members ages 5-11

Additional Terms and Conditions:

All COVID-19 direct member incentives will be administered in accordance with the following guidelines.  (1) the gift card will be furnished in connection with receiving a required dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (2) the vaccine must be authorized for emergency use or approved by the FDA as a COVID-19 vaccine, and administered in accordance with all other applicable Federal and State rules and regulations and the conditions for the provider or supplier receiving vaccine supply from the Federal government; (3) the gift card is not contingent upon any other arrangement or agreement between L.A. Care and the member; (4) the gift card is not conditioned on the member’s past or anticipated future use of other items or services that are reimbursable, in whole or in part, by Federal health care programs; (5) the gift card is being offered by L.A. Care and eligibility is limited to its Medi-Cal and CMC enrollees; and (6) the gift card will be provided to Medi-Cal and CMC beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccination administered beginning November 1, 2021; and (7) gift cards may take up to 12 weeks to process.

Program Termination

The COVID-19 Incentive Program may be changed or terminated at any time by L.A. Care without prior notice.