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Last day to enroll for health insurance through the ACA

Hey you...yes you. Have you enrolled for health insurance yet? If not today is the last day. You have until 11:00pm to get some kind of information in the system.  If you get your account started then you will have an additional 2 weeks to make your final decisions. Six millions Americans have signed up so far and roughly 114,000 here in Illinois.

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Don't Delay - The Time to Enroll is NOW!

Find a FREE navigator to assist in the process of enrolling in an insurance plan by visiting GetCoveredIllinois.gov or by calling 866-311-1119866-311-1119.

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Deadline for Enrollment Extended for Those Attempting to Sign Up

On March 12, 2014, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, reported that there would not be an extension to the Affordable Health Care deadline. However it was announced today that there will be a short extension.

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Are you under 26 and need health insurance?

I've been talking to some young college students recently. When I ask them about health insurance, many of them say that they are covered under their parents or through their four-year colleges. Not all young adults are covered but may feel that they do not need health insurance because they are young and healthy.

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Get Covered Illinois is on the Road

If you are looking for in-person assistance, Get Covered Illinois is hosting events across the state with extended hours. Some of the events start as early as 6:00 a.m. and some stay open as late as 8:00 p.m. To find an event near you visit the events page at Get Covered Illinois.

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Illinois by the Numbers

By February 1, 2014, over 88,000 people in Illinois have signed up for health insurance through the marketplace. Thirty-five percent of these are ages 55-64. The silver plan appears to be the most common over the past five months of open enrollment. For more detail and to see a quick view of enrollment by the numbers for Illinois, visit:

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