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Are you going for Gold? Which Healthcare Plan best meets your needs?

With the Olympics in full swing, we hear about and read about people getting the gold, the silver or maybe the bronze. When it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) you too can go for bronze, silver, gold and even platinum.

Each of these designates different plan categories that are available. By shopping the marketplace, you can review the different plan levels and how they are related to premium costs and out-of-pocket costs. No matter which metal you go after, each one must offer the ten essential health benefits.

For more information about the ACA and understanding the different plans, please visit:


They have a fact sheet that you can print off called, "Understanding Plan Categories in Get Covered Illinois – the Official Health Marketplace."

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