January 17, 2014
Not all states have a state run health insurance exchange. In Illinois, our official health marketplace (exchange) is Get Covered Illinois. Get Covered Illinois is where uninsured/under-insured Illinois residents shop, compare, and purchase their health insurance. The Patient Protection Act specified some basic requirements that state run exchanges should have. Not all states decided to develop a state run exchange. In these instances, they will use the one set up by the federal government, www.Healthcare.gov.
January 14, 2014
January 3, 2014
If you missed the initial enrollment phase (October 1, 2013 - December 23, 2013), no worries. You can still sign up for health insurance until March 31, 2014. After that, open enrollment will close until October, 2014 when enrollment will open for 2015.