Health Care Open Enrollment has started. If you or someone you know needs health insurance, now is your chance to sign up for quality and affordable coverage for 2016.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans have the benefit of the new insurance marketplace through getcovered.illinois.gov. This is a one-stop shop for individuals, families and small businesses to find affordable health insurance.
Here are a few facts about getting covered through the marketplace:
- It's not as expensive as you think. Nationally, eight out of 10 people who enroll in a health plan receive financial help. In fact, most people can find a health insurance plan for as little as $75 or less per month.
- It doesn't take as long as you think. During last year’s open enrollment, it took most people only about 10 minutes to submit an application.
- Free help is available. Check out the closest Enrollment Assistance Center near you here. Trained enrollment specialists will meet with you to provide free, personal help and share other important advice, including how to qualify for financial help, how to start an application, or how to re-enroll.