Health Insurance Options

Marketplace Coverage & Coronavirus

Need health insurance?

New, lower costs on Marketplace coverage available now.

More people than ever before will qualify for help paying for health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past.

There’s a new Special Enrollment Period for the COVID-19 public health emergency. You can enroll in or change Marketplace health insurance plans through August 15, 2021.

Did you lose your health insurance coverage through your job and need to enroll in a health plan? 

This is what you need to know: 

  • You have up to 60 days to enroll in a health plan after your job loss.
  • You can enroll before your current coverage ends to avoid a gap in coverage.
  • Coverage can begin as soon as the 1st of the month, after your previous coverage ends.
  • If you had a change in income, you may qualify for plans through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace that may be more affordable than other options. 

The ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plans offer subsidies (tax credits) to help reduce monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs, providing access to affordable health insurance, particularly for those without coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare.

For enrollment assistance, visit getcovered.illinois.gov

To compare Marketplace health insurance plans and enroll in a plan visit healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596