Illinois launched Get Covered Illinois to help provide affordable health insurance to currently-uninsured residents of the state.
Get Covered Illinois insurance plans will include essential benefits like doctor’s visits, hospital stays and prescriptions for many individuals and families that currently face medical challenges without insurance coverage.
For Illinois residents who currently purchase health insurance, but are struggling with high costs, Get Covered Illinois may offer more affordable insurance options depending on family size and income. Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees may also be eligible for a health-care tax credit to help provide insurance for their workers.
Get Covered Illinois open enrollment will be available through March 2014. For insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014, enrollment must be completed by Dec. 15.
More information is available at State Sen. Julie Morrison’s website, www.SenatorJulieMorrison.com, or call the toll-free Get Covered Illinois help desk at 866-311-1119.