October 31, 2023
For Immediate Release
“Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan”
DuPage County Health Department Offers Enrollment Assistance
DUPAGE COUNTY—2024 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace Open Enrollment is here. This is the time of year to explore your eligibility for health insurance benefits through https://getcovered.illinois.gov/. Find the 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, 2023, through January 15, 2024, to enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan. Enrollments or renewals must be completed by December 15, 2023, for coverage to start on January 1, 2024.
Anyone who enrolled for insurance through the ACA 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 and ask for a benefitting appointment.
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. To learn more, visit: https://www.dupagehealth.org/healthinsurance.
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.