ACA Open Enrollment Runs from November 1 to December 15
Highlights and Updates
  • Open enrollment for plans beginning January 2021 runs from November 1 – December 15th
  • There are more carriers and more plans available in 2020 compared to 2019, and premiums have actually decreased on average
  • Anyone who lost coverage in 2020, but missed the deadline to enroll in the marketplace may qualify for a FEMA special enrollment period. Click here to learn more  
  • Enrollment in the healthcare marketplace has gone down 24% since 2016, with 292,945 Illinoisans enrolled in 2020

Need assistance with open enrollment? DuPage County Health Department and DuPage Health Coalition are just two of the agencies available to help with enrollment. Click here to use the Get Covered Connector to find a navigator and get scheduled for a virtual enrollment appointment.
10 Reasons Why the ACA is Especially Relevant this Year
KFF reports that the "combination of extraordinary job losses and a historic pandemic are likely to test the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance safety nets in a way not yet seen since the law’s passage.Click here to see KFF's 10 reasons to pay attention.
Silver Access
Communities thrive when everyone can work and care for their families without pain or untreated illness. However, the cost of health insurance makes that option prohibitive for some. Acute and emergency-based care is neither efficient nor effective, but patients without access to affordable insurance rely on emergency rooms for treatment of even simple issues. By offering premium assistance for high-quality insurance plans, our Silver Access Program addresses cost barriers to health access and optimizes members’ capacity to use health resources wisely.  Click here to learn more.
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