The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is over, but you can still get 2018 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 coverage for the remainder of 2018 you will risk having to pay the fee next year for the portion of this year that you don’t have coverage. The fee for people who don’t have coverage increased in 2017 to $695 per person or 2.5% of your household income – whichever is higher.
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.