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Sessions offer help with Affordable Care Act

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Submitted by McHenry County Department of Health

The McHenry County Department of Health will host an informational session for residents to learn more about health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act. Trained counselors will be on-hand on these dates:

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 8, at Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St. To register, call (815) 459-1687.

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Road.

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 22, at Algonquin Township office, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St. To register, call (815) 459-1687.

For more information or to make an appointment with a Navigator to enroll for coverage, call MCDH at (815) 334-4510 or visit There are 15 sites throughout the county offering day and evening appointments, seven days a week.

These Navigators are also available for questions through the following organizations: Pioneer Center for Human Services, (815) 690-1459; McHenry Community Health Center, (815) 363-9900; FamiliesETC, (815) 308-0861 or (224) 239-1088; Family Health Partnership Clinic, (815) 276-1843; Centegra, (815) 759-4988; and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, (630) 402-1951 or (224) 622-3144.

"Get Covered Illinois," the official Health Insurance Marketplace, offers a new way for Illinois residents to find the health coverage they need. Individuals, families and business owners can also access information online or contact the State Call Center at (866) 311-1119.