IDOI Announces Even More Unemployed Illinoisans Without Health Insurance Can Get Covered Because of the American Rescue Plan

On average, three out of five eligible uninsured Americans can access $0 plans after advance payments of tax credits, and four out of five consumers currently enrolled through HealthCare.gov will be able to find a plan for $10 or less per month after advance payments of tax credits. Consumers are encouraged to update their application and enrollment between July 1 and August 15 to maximize the savings. *Get Covered Illinois Executive Director Laura Pellikan said the time to act is now, The 2021 Special Enrollment Period and the American Rescue Plan allowing for these unprecedented tax credit savings are scheduled to end soon. Consumers can go to www.getcoveredillinois.gov to get free enrollment assistance and find out if they qualify for financial help.” The 2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to COVID-19 is currently scheduled to end August 15th. Get Covered Illinois (GCI), a division of the Illinois Department of Insurance, is the official health marketplace or “exchange” for Illinois consumers to purchase quality, affordable health insurance, facilitated by the federal government through the ACA Marketplace.

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