The application process takes about 30 minutes to complete. Before you get started, it’s helpful to get all the information you need to apply ready. You’ll need:
To get coverage from Aetna Better Health® of California, you’ll need to apply for Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. First, we’ll direct you to Medi-Cal, so you can get started on your application process. You can get started:
Apply for Medi-Cal online at Covered California.
You can go to your local county social services office and get personal assistance completing your application.
Once your Medi-Cal application is approved, you will receive your Benefits Identification Card (BIC) in about 45 days. Your BIC lets you use many of the Medi-Cal benefits available to you. Within 45 days of receiving your BIC, you’ll get a letter in the mail explaining your health plan options. You can choose Aetna Better Health of California as your health plan within 30 days of receiving your health plan information letter. If you don’t choose a plan within 30 days, Medi-Cal will choose one for you.
Switch to Aetna Better Health
You always have options. If you’re already enrolled in Medi-Cal, you can switch your health plan at any time during the year. You can join Aetna Better Health of California if you live in Sacramento County or San Diego County. Here are a few ways you can change your plan.
You can fill out an enrollment form and mail it to:
CA Department of Health Care Services
Health Care Options
PO Box 989009
West Sacramento, CA
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