During this novel corona virus pandemic, many Illinois residents have lost their jobs – and also their health care coverage.
If you, or someone you know has lost health insurance recently, please contact Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) for help. Although our physical office is closed, CCHCC is still on the job, working with clients and community members remotely by phone and email.
Here is what you need to know: People who have lost their workplace health insurance during the coronavirus outbreak might qualify for private health insurance coverage – and subsidies to help make the insurance affordable – through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplace.
In Illinois, thanks to our expanded Medicaid program under the ACA, many low-income and no-income Illinois residents will qualify for free (no monthly premiums or deductibles) health insurance coverage through the Medicaid program.
CCHCC’s certified Community Health Workers can help you figure out which insurance program you will qualify for, and can help you with the application process. We are here to help! You can contact CCHCC by phone (please leave a voicemail message) at 217-352-6533, or by email at email@example.com.
If you still have questions or need information about getting or renewing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace during this Open Enrollment period, join us at Monday’s special Pop-up Open Enrollment for Health Care Town Hall meeting!
Sen. Scott Bennett and Rep. Carol Ammons are partnering with the Illinois Department of Insurance and CCHCC to host this informational town hall meeting.
About ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace plans ends on December 15, and the healthcare.gov website is “closed” on Sundays for “maintenance”, per the Trump Administration. So, there are only 18 more days for Open Enrollment.
Here are the details for Monday’s Open Enrollment Town Hall meeting:
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on Open Enrollment for ACA Marketplace Plans (healthcare.gov)
WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Illinois Terminal Building, CityView Banquet & Meeting Center on the 4th Floor – 45 E. University Avenue, Champaign
WHO: State Senator Scott Bennett, State Representative Carol Ammons, the Illinois Department of Insurance, and Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC)
For more information, please contact Senator Bennett’s district office at 217-355-5252 or visit www.SenatorBennett.com