Who We Are
The California State University (CSU) Health Insurance Education Project (HIEP) at SJSU is a statewide initiative funded through the state’s health benefit exchange, Covered California, to educate the SJSU community—specifically, students, their families, and part-time SJSU employees—on their rights, responsibilities, and opportunities under the new federal Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Covered California. Learn more about SJSU HIEP.
Why are the Affordable Care Act & Covered California Important to SJSU Students?
One in four college students does not have health insurance in California, making them one of the largest uninsured populations in the state.
Under the new law, many CSU students and their families will be eligible for financial assistance in purchasing health insurance through Covered California (CA). That assistance will be provided on a sliding scale, giving more support for those who earn less. However, many college students do not yet know their new rights, responsibilities, and opportunities under the new law, highlighting the need for outreach and education.
Who is Covered CA for?
Covered California is available for eligible individuals to purchase affordable health insurance who do not have insurance, are not eligible for health insurance through their employer, or have unaffordable insurance--although anyone who is eligible can shop in Covered California. Enrollment in Medi-Cal is also available through Covered CA. Medi-Cal applications are accepted year-round.
The Covered California enrollment period ends March 31, 2014!