Connect people with healthcare
DOI mental health and substance use outreach
The Illinois Department of Insurance is working to organize a series of consumer-facing events around the state this summer on understanding parity, how to connect insurance coverage to these benefits, and how to seek relief if your rights are violated. If your group is interested in holding an event, or would like to include mental health parity consumer education in a local health fair or other event, contact Carol West (
). DOI has also provided
New website to help consumers
Understanding how to access and use healthcare benefits can be confusing.
GetCareIllinois.org, a project of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, helps consumers get the coverage they need and use the benefits they have to stay healthy. Available in English and Spanish.