Open enrollment November 1 – December 15, 2017
Register online at Get Covered Illinois
The Official Health Marketplace
Need help? Shawnee Health Service provides
Assistance with Affordable Care Act Insurance registration: 618-519-9900
In March 2010, a health reform law was passed called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law was created to make preventive care more accessible and affordable for Americans. This law (known as Obamacare) will take effect October 1st, 2013 and requires everyone to have health insurance or face financial penalties.
When you apply for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll need to provide some information about you and your household, including income, any insurance you currently have, and some additional items.
Use the checklist to help you gather what you may need to apply for coverage.
- Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
- Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms- Wage and Tax Statements)
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household
Illinois Specific Sites
Illinois Health Matters– http://illinoishealthmatters.org/
Information for individuals, families and small businesses on how health care reform will be implemented in our state.
Illinois Department of Insurance– http://insurance.illinois.gov/
A clearinghouse of information on the ACA and how it relates to IL. Frequently updated.
Kaiser Family Foundation– http://kff.org/
Independent analysis and information about the Affordable Care Act.
Medline Plus– http://medlineplus.gov
Provides information on health topics, a medical encyclopedia, interactive health tutorials and videos, drug information and more.
Small Businesses Information
Small Business Majority Health Coverage Guide- http://healthcoverageguide.org/
Provides independent, unbiased information to small business owners on everything they need to know about offering health insurance.