Attention CI Students:

By now you have probably heard about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called ObamaCare. Under this law you may find that you are now eligible for the newly expanded Medi-Cal program or for financial assistance when purchasing private health insurance through a new state government agency, Covered California (CC).

As a college student, you may be wondering how Covered California will benefit you. Here are some facts that you should know:

  • If you’re 26 years old or younger, you can obtain coverage under your parents’ health insurance plan!
  • Now that you are guaranteed coverage, you can no longer be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition!
  • Covered California will:
    • Help you shop and compare plan options;
    • Help you determine if you qualify for financial assistance that will lower your costs; and
    • Provide enrollment assistance online, on the phone, or in person.
  • International students are not eligible for Covered California.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Ms. Catherine Pedrosa at or call her at 805-485-6288 x270. Ms. Pedrosa is a Covered California Certified Educator and Enrollment Specialist.

You can also connect with Covered California at/on:



Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
CSU Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA 93012