You can apply for free or low cost health care through Medi-Cal or Covered California at any time of the year. To enroll in a
health plan through Covered California, you must have a qualifying life event during the special enrollment period (outside of
the Open Enrollment Period). If you are eligible for Medi-Cal you can enroll through the year. Please make sure your
application is true and correct. If you provide false information, your coverage may be cancelled. The U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services may also fine you for providing false information.
• You may be fined up to $25,000 if you negligently or with intentional disregard for the rules provide false information
in your application.
• You may be fined up to $250,000 if you knowingly lie on your application