A new law in California states that children in the Healthy Families program must be moved to Medi-Cal (CalOptima in Orange County). The transition will take place over a one-year period, beginning in 2013. All Healthy Families members will be receiving letters from the State of California that explain the changes to the program. Per the State of California, members with Healthy Families coverage will not lose health, dental or vision coverage, but the plan details may change.
The switch from Healthy Families to CalOptima will take effect with individual plans as follows:
CalOptima Healthy Families to CalOptima HMO, changed as of 01/01/2013.
HealthNet Healthy Families to CalOptima HMO, changed as of 04/01/2013.
Blue Cross Healthy Families to CalOptima HMO, changed as of 08/01/2013.
If you have questions regarding this change, please contact Healthy Families toll-free at (866) 848-9166, Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, or Saturday from 8am to 5pm.