Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Marketplace will allow people to compare prices and shop for health insurance—online or by phone.  The annual enrollment for the Health Marketplace opens November 1, 2018 and continues through December 15, 2018.  Insurance coverage begins January 1, 2019.  In order to receive coverage on January 1, participants must enroll by December 15, 2018.

To buy a Marketplace plan outside the Open Enrollment Period, you must have a Qualifying Life Event, such as getting married, having a baby, moving to an area that offers different health plan options, or involuntarily losing access to other health coverage. Most Marketplace Special Enrollment Periods last 60 days from the date of the qualifying life event. Also, job-based plans must provide a special enrollment period of 30 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other job-based health coverage. For more information, contact Get Covered Illinois at 1-866-311-1119 or visit for more information.

Illinois Health Care Marketplace Resources and Tips

Health Care Reform
Health Care and You web site by the Catholic Health Association

The enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces opens November1st each year and continues through February 15 of the following year. Insurance coverage begins January 1.

If you already have insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you will be automatically enrolled in the same plan with the same tax credit and financial help. Rates and benefits may have changed so we encourage you to go to to confirm the best options.

For Individuals:
Get Covered Illinois Help Desk Toll-Free Number:

For Small Business Owners
Shop Coverage for Employers


Participating Providers

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