Affordable Care Act
Learn more about ACA including coverage for pre-existing conditions, preventative care, coverage for young adults, and a patients' bill of rights.
HealthCare.gov - Also referred to as the Health Insurance Marketplace, HealthCare.gov is a resource where individuals, families, and small businesses can learn about their health coverage options; compare health insurance plans based on costs, benefits, and other important features; choose a plan; and enroll in coverage. The Marketplace also provides information on programs that help people with low to moderate income and resources pay for coverage.
Marketplace Enrollment FAQ
Marketplace Application Checklist - When you apply for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll need to provide some information about you and your household, including income, any insurance you currently have, and some additional items. Use this checklist to help you gather what you need to apply for coverage.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Information about state specific healthcare benefits, benefits for children, and general information about ACA.
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace - A website that helps you shop for the health insurance plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. You can compare plans side-by-side on the Marketplace website. You may also qualify for financial help from the federal government that could make coverage more affordable. View the following pdf How to Use: Get Covered Illinois for more information.
State of Illinois Health Care Reform - Health care initiatives and coverage for Illinoisans. Visit the following page for changes coming October 1, 2013.
MedlinePlus.gov - MedlinePlus has a specific page on Health Insurance which covers the Affordable Care Act. You can also sign up for email notifications for topic updates.
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Guidelines - Until the Marketplace opens use KFF's guidelines to learn more about costs and savings on marketplace health insurance. Then use the KFF calculator to get a rough estimate of how much health insurance may cost in 2014.
Health Care Fact Sheets - Created by AARP, these fact sheets offer information on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace as well as information for specific populations, including:
People Under Age 65
People Over Age 65
People with Limited Income
People with Moderate Income
Use this Quick Reference for Health Coverage - to find help with questions about Health Insurance Marketplaces, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and Veterans Benefits.
Will County Health Department - For information and questions about the Healthcare Marketplace and enrolling, please call the hotline: 1-815-727-5990. Will County Health Department will have staff available to assist with enrollment. Please call the hotline to make an appointment.
Click here to download a pdf version of this resource list.