Bakersfield College

Health and Wellness Staff

Student Health Insurance

Health Insurance Enrollment Information

Having insurance and a local primary care provider (physician, Physicians Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) makes it easier to succeed in school. Data about college student success supports this statement. That is why the Student Health Services staff is dedicated to assisting you in enrolling in health insurance, which is why Student Health Services has arranged to have a Certified Enrollment Counselor periodically available.

You can generally buy marketplace health insurance only during the annual Open Enrollment period. Open Enrollment for 2018 for coverage starts November 1, 2017.

You can find a Single-Streamlined Application for Covered California at this link. Some people qualify to apply outside the enrollment period. Qualifying events include life changes such as getting divorced or married; having a baby or adopting; or losing coverage because you turned 26, left your job, or your job benefits were reduced. For more information about whether you can apply for health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment Period, see resources listed below.


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