Bustos Urges Illinoisans to Review their Health Care Options During Health Exchange Open Enrollment Period

Open Enrollment for the individual health exchange market lasts from November 1st – December 15th

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) urged Illinoisans who receive their coverage through the individual market to review their health insurance options during the annual health exchange’s open enrollment period. Open enrollment lasts from November 1st until December 15th. Illinois residents should visit GetCovered.Illinois.Gov to find the coverage that is best for them.

“Over the next six weeks, Illinoisans have the opportunity to review their health care options and choose the plan that’s best for them and their families,” Congresswoman Cheri Bustos said. “I urge anyone across our region who is ready to sign up for coverage or make changes their plans to visit GetCovered.Illinois.Gov before December 15th.”

Last year, 8 in 10 people nationally qualified for financial help with their premiums. Enrolling now will help protect families from unexpected medical costs, and secure access to free preventive health services guaranteed under the law.

There is free help available if a person has questions about signing up or wants to talk through their options with a trained professional.  Call 1-800-318-2596 or visit https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.