Affordable Care Act Health Coverage
What is this service?
This service offers affordable health coverage as required by the Affordable Care Act to:
- Pregnant women
- New Adult Group aged 19-64 not eligible to Medicare with no children
- Disabled adults not yet eligible to Medicare
Parent caretaker relative includes adults 65 and older can be Medicare eligible if they are responsible for a child.
Who can use this service?
The following groups may use this service:
- Pregnant women
- Childless adults
- Disabled adults not yet Medicare eligible
- Medicare eligible adults responsible for a child
Is there a charge for this service?
The cost of this service varies according to household size and countable income.
What is the process?
Step 1: Affordable Care Act Heath Coverage
Eligibility and premium assistance amounts are determined though Covered CA, once application information has been submitted and verified.
When and where is this service offered?
Applications for programs can be done by phone, fax, online, and in person at any of the six Department of Social Service Offices or online at www.coveredca.com or www.mybenefitscalwin.org. Offices are open 8-5 Monday – Friday excluding holidays
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Morro Bay Social Services
600 Quintana Road Morro Bay , CA 93442
Tel: (805) 772-6405
Fax: (805) 772-6409
SLO Social Services- Higuera
3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Arroyo Grande Social Services
1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444
Atascadero Social Services
9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
Paso Robles Social Services
406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446
Frequently Asked Questions
What did the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change?
Some of the major changes created by the Affordable Care Act are:
- Children up to 26 years of age can remain on their parent's insurance plan. It also covers Former Foster Youth who if in Foster Care on their 18th birthday will be eligible to Medi-Cal until age 26.
- Health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a “pre-existing condition” — that is, a health problem you had before the date that new health coverage starts.
- Health insurers can no longer charge more or deny coverage to you or your child because of a pre-existing health condition like asthma, diabetes, or cancer. They cannot limit benefits for that condition either. Once you have insurance, they can't refuse to cover treatment for your pre-existing condition.
- In expansion states, which includes California; medical coverage for lower income childless adults between the ages of 19-64.