As a Medi-Cal member, you might wonder if you have a Share of Cost (SOC). The answer is no; not all Medi-Cal members will have a Share of the Cost. The Share of Cost is a certain amount of money you must pay before Medi-Cal begins to pay for your healthcare services.
Some Medi-Cal members receive free Medi-Cal and do not have a SOC. To be eligible for free Medi-Cal, you must meet specific income requirements. If you make too much money to qualify for free Medi-Cal, you will have to pay a Share of Cost.
However, some free Medi-Cal programs do not require paying a SOC. If you are still determining whether you are eligible for free Medi-Cal, you can always check with your county worker. They can provide more information on these programs and help determine your eligibility.
If you have children who need healthcare coverage, they might be eligible for Healthy Families. This low-cost health insurance program is specifically designed for children with a Share of Cost. While it covers fewer services than Medi-Cal, it can be a great option for families who need affordable healthcare coverage.
If you have any questions about Healthy Families or want to learn more, ask your county Medi-Cal worker for more information. They can help you determine your children’s eligibility for this program and walk you through the application process.
Remember that it’s important to understand your healthcare coverage options and requirements to ensure you receive the care you need. Contact your county worker or our member service line for assistance.
Contact our member service line at 310-534-3444 M-F 8 am-4 pm if you are trying to qualify for a zero share of cost. Our team of experts will be happy to help you understand each plan’s different options and benefits.