Get Covered Illinois: Open Enrollment starts Nov. 1

GetCoveredIll_[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Illinois Department of Insurance is awaiting final approval from the federal government regarding the health insurance plans that will be available in 2016. Approval is expected the week of Oct. 19. The next Open Enrollment period is set for Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2016.

If you miss the deadline for coverage, you may still be able to enroll in a Marketplace plan if you have experienced certain life changes, like having a baby or getting married, or if a complex issue prevented you from enrolling or re-enrolling in coverage during the regular Open Enrollment Period.

For free, in-person help from a trained professional in your neighborhood, call the Get Covered Illinois Help Desk at (866) 311-1119 Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to make an appointment.

Additionally find marketplace insurance plan information at getcovered.illinois.gov and healthcare.gov/choose-a-plan/comparing-plans/.

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