Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to join Covered California health care exchange

Health Care and Community News

For Immediate Release 

Source: IEHP


Contact: Inland Empire Health Plan 

Kristina Hernandez, Media & Public Relations Strategist

909-552-0509 | kristina.hernandez@iehp.org

Inland Empire residents looking for health insurance through Covered California will see a trusted name on the list — Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

The Rancho Cucamonga-based not-for-profit organization will be among the list of options available on the exchange for those seeking coverage in 2024, Covered California officials announced yesterday. With four levels of coverage available to consumers, IEHP will offer the lowest-cost silver plan in Region  17. Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 31, 2024.

IEHP Chief Executive Officer Jarrod McNaughton shared the company is excited to join Covered California pending additional state approval from the California Department of Managed Health Care. “IEHP will be only the second public managed care plan to go into the exchange,” he said. “Joining Covered California is an important step to ensuring our members and others in the community can continue to access the quality health care services they need.” 

IEHP officials estimate every year approximately 15,000 to 20,000 of its members in Riverside and San Bernardino counties could lose their Medi-Cal coverage due to an increase in income through the current eligibility renewal process. According to new state guidelines, these individuals will be automatically enrolled into their region’s lowest-cost silver plan.


Covered California is the only place Californians can go to receive financial help to make their coverage more affordable. Right now, 90% of Covered California's 1.6 million enrollees receive financial help, with many people paying $10 or less per month for their health insurance. Based on pre-pandemic trends, nearly half of the consumers who transition from Medi-Cal to Covered California will be able to get quality coverage at little to no cost.

“We’re thrilled that Inland Empire Health Plan will be joining Covered California in 2024, giving consumers and our over 155,000 enrollees in Riverside and San Bernardino counties another great option for their health care coverage,” said Jessica Altman, executive director of Covered California. “IEHP is joining the marketplace at a perfect time, giving more consumers transitioning from Medi-Cal the option to keep the same plan.”

To learn more about Covered California, visit CoveredCA.com or call 800-300-1506.

Since its founding in 1996, IEHP has grown into one of the top 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country. Today, IEHP serves more than 1.6 million members in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, with 7,000 providers and 3,000 team members addressing crucial health needs daily. More information on IEHP and its benefits can be found online at iehp.org or by phone at 800-440-IEHP (4347).