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The state of Illinois has unveiled “Get Covered Illinois”, its new health insurance marketplace, where residents will be able to find quality coverage as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Get Covered Illinois is the starting point for Illinois residents who want information about their eligibility, coverage options, and where to get help with applications.
As a recipient of the state grant to educate the public and enroll people through Get Covered Illinois, the Campaign for Better Health Care is scheduling public presentations and enrollment events across Illinois. Our trained and certified In-Person Counselors (aka “Navigators”) will provide detailed information about the new marketplace website, how to use it, and what the advantages will be for Illinoisans.
To contact us about educational events in your area or with questions about enrollment, please email us at email@example.com.
The Campaign for Better Health Care’s goal is to have people from across Illinois aware of and involved in enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
Under an In-Person Counselor (IPC) grant from the State of Illinois, we are reaching out to special populations to make sure they are informed about the Marketplace. We’ve hired a Spanish-speaking IPC, as well as conducting outreach with the small business community with a focus on African American and Latino/a businesses and employees. Additionally, we are partnering with people from a wide variety of faith communities to promote awareness of the ACA with those populations.
Our In-Person Counselors (aka “Navigators”) are available to answer questions about enrollment and the Marketplace, especially for those who otherwise would not have access to this information. If you are interested in learning more about health equity and the Affordable Care Act, check out Families USA’s website. If you would like to read more about the Marketplace and the options available to you, your family, and/or your small business, check out getcoveredillinois.gov.
Here are some resources that can help you prepare:
- Enroll America
- State of Illinois Small Business Information
- IRS: Health Care Tax Credit Info for Small Businesses
- How the health care law is making a difference for the people of Illinois
- Health Care Changes
Health Care Reform Guide:
Looking Ahead to 2014
Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in January 2014. To help you make sense of it all, CBHC has prepared this guide to changes in the health insurance system under the Affordable Care Act.