The California Health Benefit Exchange/Covered California mission is to increase the number of Californians with health insurance, improve the quality of health care for all, reduce health care coverage costs and make sure California's diverse population has fair and equal access to quality health care. Californians have the ability to choose the health plan that offers the best services at the greatest value.
Covered California is committed to ensuring that Californians are aware of their health coverage options. Through Covered California, consumers will be able to get financial assistance, and compare a range of health plans. Information is provided in many languages and in culturally relevant ways.
Covered California conducts marketing, outreach and educational programs to help raise awareness about the new opportunities for Californians to get covered. To reach as many people as possible, Covered California works with different partner groups to help with these educational efforts.
Covered California is an independent public entity within state government with a five-member board appointed by the Governor and Legislature. The board is authorized, per Government Code 100503(o), to expend as necessary from the California Health Trust Fund to pay program expenses to administer the Exchange. The 2015-16 budget will be approved by the board in the spring of 2015 and, as a result, the amounts reflected for this year are presented for informational purposes and do not represent the approved budget.