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How to Apply for the Bridge Program – Important Deadlines

There’s a deadline to apply for health care coverage no matter what time of year you apply. Enrollment into the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is limited; Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to stop accepting new enrollments at any time without prior notice.

Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for 2023 is from November 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023. During that period, those eligible for the program may enroll through their designated community partner. The application processing time takes up to 30 business days.

Please contact your community partner about enrollment opportunities.

Special Enrollment Period

If the program is still accepting applications, you may apply for coverage outside of open enrollment if you have a certain type of event in your life (called a triggering event or qualifying life event). A triggering or qualifying life event is when someone important in your life changes. Examples of qualifying life events include:

  • Getting married or divorced
  • The birth or adoption of a child*
  • Losing coverage because you lost your job

In general, you can enroll during this “Special Enrollment Period” (SEP) up to 60 days after a qualifying life event occurs. To enroll, contact your designated community partner.

For more information about enrolling during SEP, visit kp.org/chcspecialenrollment.

*Please note, newborns are only insured through the Bridge Program for the first 30 days after birth. The parent/guardian must apply for Medicaid for their child. If the child is denied Medicaid, they can then be added to the Bridge plan. The Medicaid denial letter and Account Change Form must be submitted to:

By email: CHC-Applications@kp.org
By mail:
California Service Center
Attn: CHC
P.O. Box 939095
San Diego, CA 92193-9095
By fax: 1-855-355-5334

 

2023 Enrollment Schedule

Application Received Date Effective Date Length of Bridge Subsidy
November 1, 2022 – December 15, 2022 January 1, 2023 12 months
December 16, 2022 — January 15, 2023 February 1, 2023 11 months
January 16, 2023 — February 15, 2023 March 1, 2023 10 months
February 16, 2023 — March 15, 2023 April 1, 2023 9 months
March 16, 2023 — April 15, 2023 May 1, 2023 8 months
April 16, 2023 — May 15, 2023 June 1, 2023 7 months
May 16, 2023 — June 15, 2024 July 1, 2023 6 months
June 16, 2023 — July 15, 2023 August 1, 2023 5 months
July 16, 2023 — August 15, 2023 September 1, 2023 4 months
August 16, 2023 — September 15, 2023 October 1, 2023 3 months
September 16, 2023 — October 15, 2023 November 1, 2023 2 months
October 16, 2023 — November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023 1 month
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