Reaches One Million Unique Website Visitors

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Get Covered Illinois announced on Tuesday that its health coverage website, which helps Illinois residents get connected to health insurance options and resources, has reached one million unique website visitors, a milestone for Get Covered Illinois’ education and enrollment efforts.

“The steadily building traffic we are seeing on shows that people in Illinois are taking action to get covered, and we are building momentum into the homestretch,” Executive Director for Get Covered Illinois Jennifer Koehler said.

Since the website launched on Oct. 1, 2013, more than 439,000 visitors have used the screening tool on the site that directs visitors to either or ABE ( – the State of Illinois’ online application system where consumers can apply directly for Medicaid, nutrition and income assistance.

The Spanish-language version of the site, which launched on Oct. 22, 2013, has received more than 19,000 visits and has had nearly 5,000 visitors participate in the screening tool.

As of Jan. 31, 88,602 Illinois residents have selected a private health insurance plan through the federal website. In addition, more than 168,000 Illinois residents have enrolled in Medicaid under the ACA, bringing the total that have gained access to health coverage in the state to more than 256,000.

Uninsured residents must enroll in a health insurance policy by March 15 to be covered on April 1. Visit (which includes a Spanish-language version) for more information, or call the Get Covered Illinois Help Desk at 866-311-1119 from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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