Covered California

California's Health Insurance Marketplace

About Covered California

One of the important parts of the Affordable Care Act are state-run competitive health insurance 'marketplaces' (also known as ‘exchanges’) where individuals and small businesses (defined as companies with less than 100 employees) are able to purchase affordable private health insurance as of 2014. California’s health insurance marketplace is known as Covered California.

In addition to buying coverage through Covered California, individuals and small businesses can also purchase health insurance the way they do today from brokers and directly through health insurance carriers.

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