Covered California announced this morning that they have reached agreement with the carriers to extend both Individual & Family and SHOP plan premium due dates to January 15, 2014.
All premium payments must now be made by January 15, 2014
Individual Market: All payments, either by phone, online (if available) or by mail must be received by the health insurance plans by COB (5:00 p.m. PST) on Jan. 15 for coverage beginning Jan. 1st.
SHOP Market: Small businesses that have enrolled in coverage for Jan. 1st must pay Covered California’s SHOP no later than COB (5:00 p.m. PST) on Jan 15. This means that all premium payments must arrive at the SHOP office on Jan 15; payments that are received after Jan. 15 will be processed for Feb. 1st coverage.
Covered California stresses that this is a one-time payment deadline extension, and that payment for coverage going forward is due at the beginning of each month.