The Affordable Health Care Act

The new Health Insurance Marketplace will open this Fall. When prices are released in October, people with no insurance, or those who want to change their coverage, can compare health plans, and sign up for plans to begin in 2014.


  • Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013
  • Coverage begins January 1, 2014
  • Open enrollment closes March 31, 2014

Are you uninsured?

If you are not insured and live in San Mateo County you can apply online.

If you need help applying, you can make an appointment at 650-616-2002, Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00PM. The line is staffed by San Mateo County employees.

California's Marketplace for Insurance

If you live in California, Covered California is the Health Insurance Marketplace to serve you. If you qualify for subsidized (government discounted) insurance, California is a State system. The County helps distribute State benefits, so you can get help where you live. Small business owners will also find information on these sites.

Covered California Phone Number: 800-300-1506

You can enroll over the telephone but you should gather all the necessary information before calling.

Starting October 1st, phone help will be available Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-8:00PM and on Saturdays from 8:00AM-6:00PM.

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