California (PCIP) Pre-existing Insurance Plan

California (PCIP) Pre-existing Insurance Plan

In August , the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board will be the first in the state to allow eligible residents of California to apply for coverage through the state’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan.

The plan will cover a broad range of health benefits, including primary and specialty care, hospital care, and prescription drugs. All covered benefits are available for you, even if it’s to treat a pre-existing condition.

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If you live in a state where the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is running the program, you can apply and enroll starting July 1, 2010. Coverage will begin August 1 if you apply and are approved for enrollment by July 15th. Generally, a completed application received on or before the 15th of the month will go into effect on the first day of the next month. A completed application received after the 15th of the month will go into effect on the first day of the following month.