Get Covered Illinois Launches Second Open Enrollment Period

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Governor Pat Quinn joined Get Covered Illinois (GCI) officials and local health care advocates to kick off open enrollment for Year Two of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a Health and Wellness Expo at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, in Chicago. During the second Open Enrollment Period, a three-month window that runs Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, Illinois residents can purchase health coverage through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Residents can compare plans and receive assistance navigating their insurance options through GCI.

Residents who enrolled last year are encouraged to revisit the Marketplace during open enrollment to review new health coverage options and determine if financial help is available before opting to renew their current plan. The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) recently announced the number of Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) offered under the ACA has more than doubled from 165 plans offered in 2014 to more than 400 plans being offered in 2015. More information about open enrollment events around the state can be found by visiting For additional information on healthcare options, call (866) 311- 1119 or visit

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