Policy Updates for Consumers

Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

California Association of Public Authorities for IHSS

California Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Disability Rights California

American Society on Aging

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Beginning in 2014, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires individuals to have health insurance or potentially pay a penalty for noncompliance. Individuals will be required to maintain minimum essential coverage for themselves and their dependents. Some individuals will be exempt from the mandate and the penalty, while others may receive financial assistance to help them pay for the cost of health insurance coverage and the costs associated with using health care services. For individuals who do not have health coverage, beginning 2016 and after, the penalty is $695 per person or up to 2.5 percent of income. If you or your family members are uninsured, you may qualify for affordable health coverage. Information about options to obtain health coverage is available at: