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State of Emergency SEP: Monkeypox Public Health Emergency & California Wildfires

Covered California

Aug 12, 2022

Californians affected by a natural or human-caused disaster

Results in a Governor’s State of Emergency proclamation, or a national public health emergency proclamation, may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for 60 days from the date of the proclamation under the exceptional circumstances qualifying life event (QLE). This includes the recent Public Health Emergency proclamation for the Monkeypox outbreak and the State of Emergency proclamations for wildfires in impacted counties.

On the Special Enrollment page in the CalHEERS Application:
Select “Other”
Select “Yes, this household qualifies for Special Enrollment”
Enter the date of the qualifying life event
For a natural or human caused disaster, the QLE date is the date the state of emergency was declared.

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