Health Care Enrollment Gathers Steam

Feb 2, 2014

  The number of Sonoma County residents signing up for health care coverage is accelerating, with field workers reporting that many applicants have not had insurance before and most are pleasantly surprised at the prices they will pay.

Another factor that is boosting health insurance enrollment rates, suggests the West County Health Clinics’ Cady Smith, are the penalties that will kick in for those who don’t opt in.

On the other hand, Smith adds, the new health plans are required to include preventative care at virtually no cost to the consumer, which can be a strong incentive to get on board. 

To find a health insurance enrollment site near you, go to the Covered California website and click on the button that says “Find Local Help.”  Or call or visit a community clinic in your neighborhood.