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As a California-based company with over 75 years of experience, we believe every Californian deserves access to quality health care at an affordable price. We strive to provide the best coverage and service to our members - coverage that is worthy of your family and friends. You can trust Blue Shield of California to deliver the coverage you need to help maintain your health both today, and into the future.

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Did you just get married, have a baby, or lose your health coverage? If you experienced , you can apply for coverage starting November 1, 2015, by calling Blue Shield of California at (888) 273-0010 during Open Enrollment for 2015. If you didn’t have a qualifying life event, you can enroll for 2016 health plans during the Open Enrollment period starting November 1, 2015.

The effective date of coverage provided to you may not be the date you requested coverage to start. Why is this?

The earliest available effective date is January 1, 2016. Applications submitted between the 1st and 15th of the month will receive an effective date of the 1st of the next month. Applications received between the 16th and last day of the month will receive an effective date of the 1st of the following month. For example, an application received on January 5 will receive an effective date of February 1, while an application received on January 20 will receive an effective date of March 1.