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Department of Health Services

Health Insurance Options


Covered California

covered-ca-100.jpg is the one-stop website where Californians can buy brand-name, private health insurance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Anyone can buy health insurance through Covered California, but eligibility for financial help is based on income. There are Covered California plans for small businesses too.

Visit Covered California to:

  • See if you qualify for a discount on private health insurance
  • earn about health plan options and apply 
  • Find out if you're eligible for California's low-/no-cost Medi-Cal program

Open enrollment for health coverage in 2018 is over, but you may be eligible for  special enrollment if you experience a qualifying life event, such as marriage, having a baby, losing health care coverage or moving to another county within California or to California from out of state.

Covered California website

Health Insurance Plan Options in Sonoma County

Companies that offer health plans vary by region. In Sonoma County, these companies offer health plans:

  • Blue Shield
  • Health Net Life
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Western Health Advantage

Covered California website

For Small Business

Covered California also makes affordable health coverage available to small business employers and their employees. Visit Covered California for Small Business  for more information.

Covered California for Small Business




New rules in the Affordable Care Act expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to many more people.

Ways to find out if you are eligible for low- and no-cost Medi-Cal:


Find Enrollment Assistance in Sonoma County

Certified Enrollment Counselors are available at  locations around Sonoma County to help with your  health insurance application or renewal. Services are both free and confidential.

No Cost Application Assistance in Sonoma County

Source: Redwood Community Health Coalition.