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Open Enrollment Period Closes Soon. Help is Available

Fri December 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Get DuPage Covered Workshops Offer Assistance Through December 15

DUPAGE COUNTY--The time of year for individuals purchasing healthcare coverage through the HealthCare.gov website, also known as the Health Insurance Marketplace, ends December 15.

With only one week until the deadline, the DuPage County Health Department is encouraging residents who need help to, "Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan," and sign up for a Get DuPage Covered open enrollment workshop. Specially-trained and certified assisters are available to help with information and enrollment.

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 until December 15, 2018 to enroll in a health insurance plan. If you registered for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace in the past, you must review and renew your current health insurance plan during Open Enrollment.

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

DuPage County residents are asked to call (630) 221-7606 to sign up for a workshop. For the list of workshops and more information, visit: dupagehealth.org/get_dupage_covered.

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