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DuPage County Health Department News

Posted on: October 31, 2022

Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan

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For Immediate Release 

“Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan”
 
DuPage County Health Department Offers Virtual and In-person Enrollment Assistance


DUPAGE COUNTY—2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment is here. This is the time of year to enroll in health insurance benefits through HealthCare.gov, also known as the Health Insurance Marketplace. Apply for coverage, compare insurance options, and enroll in coverage that is best for you and your family.


If you do not have insurance through an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or a source providing qualifying health insurance, you have from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023, to enroll in a health insurance plan. Enrollments or renewals must be completed by December 15, 2022, for coverage to start on January 1, 2023. 
 
Anyone who registered for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace in the past would benefit from reviewing and renewing their current health insurance plan during Open Enrollment.
 
DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is encouraging residents to “Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan.” DCHD has certified assisters throughout the county to provide information and help residents enroll in health coverage. Residents in need of assistance can call (630) 682-7400, select option 2 for scheduling, and option 7 for benefitting. 


Appointments are available for those new to the marketplace and for those who are renewing. Enrollment appointments for new clients are 90 minutes and renewal appointments are 60 minutes. Please plan accordingly and bring the required documents for all individuals in your household needing coverage.
 

By law, each health insurance plan must cover (at a minimum) 10 essential health benefits, including hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription medicine. Financial assistance is still available to help lower the costs of insurance for individuals meeting the income eligibility criteria. 


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