DuPage County Health Dept. offers reminder about open enrollment deadline

Submitted by Don Bolger
Updated 12/10/2019 6:17 PM

The Open Enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act is near. This is the time of year to enroll for health insurance benefits through the HealthCare.gov website, also known as the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The DuPage County Health Department is encouraging residents to "'Follow Your Dreams, Choose Your Health Plan," and is offering free enrollment help to residents.


Specially-trained and certified assisters are available to provide information and enrollment assistance.

If you do not have insurance through an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or a source providing qualifying health insurance, you have until Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage to be available in 2020.

An important reminder to anyone who registered for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace in the past, you must review and renew your current health insurance plan or choose a different plan during Open Enrollment.

By law, each health insurance plan must cover minimum essential health benefits, including hospitalizations, doctor visits and prescription medicine.

Financial assistance is still available to help lower costs of insurance for individuals meeting the income eligibility criteria.

DuPage County residents are asked to call (630) 221-7606 to make an appointment to attend a workshop, or for more information.

Visit www.dupagehealth.org for more information and to find a workshop near you.

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