By April Dembosky and Lisa Aliferis
If you signed up for a Covered California plan by the Dec. 23 deadline, Wednesday is the official deadline to pay your January premium.
That is, unless you are an Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser Permanente customer -- in which case you have a little more time.
- If you're a Kaiser member, you have until Jan. 22 to pay your January premium
- If you're an Anthem Blue Cross customer, you have until Jan. 31 (Update: On Jan. 16, HealthNet also extended its deadline to Jan. 31.)
If you're in one of the other nine plans available statewide, you must pay your premium by midnight Wednesday night.
Darrel Ng, a spokesman for Anthem, says the company changed the deadline at the end of last week to give people adequate time to pay their premiums. He said if people have not received their insurance cards, they can call Anthem to request a temporary card or an ID number they could use at the doctor's office. People can also pay out of pocket and seek reimbursement later.