Iconic Buildings And Other Locations Across California Light Up As Covered California's Spotlight Tour Continues

Efforts are aimed at raising awareness during the open enrollment period about affordable health insurance

Nov 06, 2015, 00:41 ET from Covered California

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first week of a ten day, 29 city statewide bus tour of hospitals, clinics and storefronts where Californians can enroll in affordable health insurance, Covered California is spotlighting iconic buildings and hundreds of enrollment locations across the state.

Thursday night, San Francisco City Hall became the latest iconic building to be lit with the Covered California logo and colors. In addition, a lifeguard tower in the Central Coast was also lit with the Covered California spotlights. The statewide bus tour will travel to the Bay Area on Friday Nov. 6. Images of the illuminated San Francisco City Hall and the bus, as well as the lifeguard tower in the Central Coast, are available below.

The statewide bus tour and spotlight campaign are intended to raise public awareness about the opportunity for all eligible Californians to get health coverage during open enrollment, which will be from Nov. 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016.

About Covered California

Covered California is the state's marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services, was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. Covered California helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance that is available on a sliding-scale basis to reduce insurance costs or whether they are eligible for low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Small businesses can purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California's consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.


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