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Covered California Certified Educators Begin Training to Inform Consumers about New Health Insurance Marketplace

WHAT: Covered California™ is launching its Certified Educator training statewide, and about 2000 educators will be certified by Covered California. These Covered California Certified Educators will focus outreach and education on 5.3 million Californians in need of health insurance. During their three day course, the educators will be taught how to disseminate clear, accurate and consistent messages that eliminate barriers, increase interest, and motivate consumers to enroll in coverage. Topics include insurance plan options, consumer eligibility and privacy, and an overview of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

WHO: Covered California Certified Educator trainees and instructors.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Certified Educator trainees and trainers will be made available for interviews during the 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. lunch break. Classroom footage can be shot between 10 - 11:30 a.m.

The training itself is conducted over a three-day period, with sessions on Monday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 17, in addition to Tuesday, July 16.


UC Davis School of Medicine
FSSB 2030
4800 2nd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817


AHMC Health Foundation
261 Junipero Serra Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776

About Covered California

Covered California is the state’s marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Covered California was charged with creating a new health insurance marketplace in which individuals and small businesses can get access to affordable health insurance plans. With coverage starting in 2014, Covered California will help individuals compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. A sliding scale of financial subsidies in the form of premium assistance will be available to help reduce costs for people who qualify.

Small businesses will be able to purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans and may qualify for federal tax credits.

Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the new market work for California’s consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. For more information on Covered California, please visit

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