The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is over, but you can still get 2017 health coverage if you qualify for a special enrollment for certain life changes such as getting married, having a baby, losing other coverage or moving.
If you do not have health insurance coverage for the remainder of 2017 you will risk having to pay a penalty fee next year for the portion of this year that you do not have coverage. The fee for people who did not have coverage in 2016 is $695 per person or 2.5% of your household income – whichever is higher.
Open enrollment for 2018 starts November 1st. Coverage can start as early as January 1, 2018. If you do not enroll in a 2018 health insurance plan by December 15, 2017, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018 unless you qualify for a special enrollment period. If you currently get coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace plan, come in during open enrollment to see your 2018 plan options.
The Office of Community Health is also an intake site for Access to Care. Access to Care is a non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured and UNDERINSURED individuals living in suburban Cook County, Illinois and northwest Chicago. Access to Care serves those individuals who are not eligible for public health programs, i.e., CountyCare, All Kids, FamilyCare, Medicaid and Medicare.** This includes individuals who do not meet the immigration status requirement of being a legal resident for five (5) years or more. It serves individuals with family incomes under 300% of the federal poverty guidelines. It can be used as a supplement to high deductible insurance plans. http://www.accesstocare.org/
Please call the Office of Community Health at (630) 483-5665 to schedule your appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors.