Children and teens (up to age 19) whose families meet the income requirements are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. For example, in 2014 a child from a family of 2 (single parent and child) with an annual income of $41,268 or less would qualify. A child from a family of 4 with an annual income of $62,652 would qualify.
Children and teens who are not eligible for health insurance through Medi-Cal nor through parent(s)/guardian(s) employer-sponsored insurance may qualify for private health plans offered through CoveredCA. The parent(s) or guardian(s) who will claim the child as a dependent on their taxes must complete the enrollment application for the child. Young adults who file taxes independently must complete their own enrollment application.
Children and teens (up to age 19) who do not qualify for the Medi-Cal insurance program, for private plans through CoveredCA, nor for affordable coverage through a parent’s/guardian’s employer may apply to Healthy Kids. Undocumented immigrant children and teens can apply.
Children and teens from middle-income families who do not qualify for public coverage programs may be eligible if they meet income requirements.