Insight into Illinois' health insurance marketplace

Get Covered Illinois offers open enrollment each November. This is the time to obtain, renew, or switch coverage plans or providers. Mid-year sign up is not allowed without a qualifying event. Qualifying events are things like getting married, having a baby, or losing existing coverage due to death, divorce, or unemployment.

Get Covered Illinois offers four health insurance plans through a variety of carriers: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Each one meets Affordable Care Act requirements. Pre-existing conditions do not prevent eligibility. Bronze plans are the least expensive. Platinum plans cost the most. Financial help, including assitance with Medicaid, is avilable with proper documentation. Medicare-eligible individuals cannot secure coverage through Get Covered Illinois.

Thoroughly explore options through Get Covered Illinois. Note health care providers within the plan's network. Choose the one best suited to your needs. Next, complete the application process and pay the premium. Watch the mail for your member insurance identification card. Coverage begins on the first day of the upcoming month.

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