State Senators John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Oakbrook Terrace) are co-hosting a virtual information session on Monday, March 22 to help Illinoisans who need health insurance connect with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. The online event is in response to the federal government’s decision to open a special enrollment period (SEP) due to COVID-19.
The March 22 virtual event will begin at 1:00 PM and will feature representatives of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and the Illinois Department of Insurance, who will discuss the special enrollment period of the ACA Marketplace and provide information about the new SEP, including eligibility for the Medicaid program and how to enroll.
“This special enrollment period is open to all Illinoisans who need health insurance, and it is a pleasure to work with Senator Glowiak Hilton, HFS and the Department of Insurance on this informational event,” said Senator Curran. “The special enrollment period is open now through May 15, and unlike other SEPs, those who enroll now will not have to show documentation of a qualifying life event.”
“In a global pandemic, quality health care is more important than ever,” Glowiak Hilton said. “I encourage all Illinois residents who are underinsured or uninsured to join us and learn more about applying for coverage and protecting their health.”
Those who wish to participate in the online event on March 22 are encouraged to RSVP by email to KTorbik@sgop.ilga.gov. For additional information, please contact the Curran office at (630) 914-5733 or the Glowiak Hilton office at (630) 785-3177.