Deadline for 2015 Health Coverage Enrollment December 15

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Get Covered Illinois Hosting Enrollment Events and Extending Hours around the State to Provide Free Help from Trained Professionals

CHICAGO – Get Covered Illinois (GCI), the state’s official Health Insurance Marketplace, is gearing up to offer extra opportunities for assistance to state residents ahead of the  fast-approaching Dec. 15 deadline to either re-enroll in coverage or enroll in coverage for the first time for plans that take effect Jan. 1.
Studies have concluded that many consumers will be able to obtain coverage at a lower cost than in 2014, if they shop around. GCI is strongly encouraging all current policyholders to review their options, and utilize free, in-person assistance  through the Marketplace to ensure they are getting the best combination of coverage and financial assistance that is available.
“Whether you are enrolling in health coverage for the first time or you are comparing your current plan against new options, now is the time to act,” said Jennifer Koehler, executive director for GCI. “We’re urging everyone to not wait until the last minute on Dec. 15. With more than twice as many plans available this year, we want consumers to know you’re not alone in making these decisions. We have hundreds of well-trained navigators available to help you through this process.”
Plans through the Marketplace are quality plans, available from the top insurance companies in the state to fit consumer needs. All of the plans include essential health benefits covering doctor visits, emergency care, and preventive services.
The state will build on its strong start for the second Open Enrollment Period under the Affordable Care Act with enrollment events in communities across the state, many with extended hours to make help more accessible and convenient for customers. The events are taking place between now and the Dec. 15 deadline.
Below is a sampling of events around the state with free in-person help featuring trained professionals. For a complete list of locations and times, visit the GCI website http://www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov/ for events or call the help desk at (866) 311-1119 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
December 13
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Side Health Authority
4814 W. Chicago, Chicago
 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winnebago County Health Department
550 N. Court St., Rockford
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pilsen Wellness Center
1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alivio Medical Center
2021 S. Morgan, Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center
4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago
 
9:00 – noon
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign
 
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Springfield Urban League
1501 S. 9th St., Springfield
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gurnee Mills Mall
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Fox Valley
195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Hawthorn
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
 
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Project of Quad Cities Event at MLK Center
630 7th Ave., Rock Island
 
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VNA Healthcare Plano Public Library
15 W. North St., Plano
 
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Winter Wonderland Festival
16053 Richmond Ave., Markham
 
December 14
8:00 a.m. – noon
Winnebago County Health Department
550 N. Court St., Rockford
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pilsen Wellness Center
1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center
4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago
 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Youth Service Bureau
1007 Main St., Mendota
 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Springfield Urban League
1501 S. 9th St., Springfield
 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gurnee Mills Mall
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Fox Valley
195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Hawthorn
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Avicenna Community Health Center
819 Bloomington Rd., Champaign-Urbana
 
December 15
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
OMNI Youth Services
111 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove
 
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Winnebago County Health Department
550 N. Court St., Rockford
 
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Greater Elgin Family Care Center Clinic
370 Summit St., Elgin
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VNA Health Center
620 Wing St., Elgin
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VNA Health Center
1400 Indian Ave., Aurora
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VNA Health Center
400 N. Highland Ave., Aurora
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pilsen Wellness Center
1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DuPage County Health Department
111 N. Country Farm Rd., Wheaton
 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
American Indian Health Service of Chicago
4081 N. Broadway, Chicago
 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
8080 State St., East St. Louis
 
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sinai Medical Health Group
1611 S. Cicero Ave., Cicero
 
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
1000 Health Center Dr., Mattoon
 
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Alivio Medical Center
2021 S. Morgan, Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
West Side Health Authority
4814 W. Chicago, Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Evanston Library Main Branch
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
1112 N. California, Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Local 4 SEIU
2929 S. Halstead, Chicago
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Hospital
1800 E. Lake Shore Dr., Decatur
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center
4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago
 
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Springfield Urban League
1501 S. 9th St., Springfield
 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gurnee Mills Mall
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Youth Service Bureau
1007 Main St., Mendota
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton St., Skokie
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Public Library
4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights
 
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Northlake Public Library
231 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Fox Valley
195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
 
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Westfield Mall Hawthorn
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
 
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gurnee Mills Mall
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
 
11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
OSF Belvidere
143 Kishwaukee St., Belvidere
 
11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
OSF Rock Cut, Machesney Park
9951 Rock Cut Crossing, Loves Park
 
Noon – midnight
OSF Saint Anthony Hospital
5666 E State St., Rockford
 
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A Safe Haven, VNA, & Aunt Martha’s at Prisco Center
150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
 
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton
319 Fountains Pkwy, Fairview Heights
 
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Salt and Light Christmas
1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
 
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Princeton Library
698 E. Peru St
 
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Annoyance Theater
851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
 
7:00 p.m. – midnight
Presence Lady of Resurrection
5645 W. Addison, Chicago
 
 
 
 
 

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