Additional health coverage enrollment period opens in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD – A new special enrollment period will be opening soon for Illinois residents to sign up for the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace beginning today. An executive order signed by President Biden allows states, including Illinois, which utilize the federal marketplace to reopen this month to help more people purchase health insurance coverage. Federal marketplace numbers show that more than 291-thousand Illinoisans enrolled in plans during the enrollment period ending last year. The 2021 Special Enrollment Period runs through May 15, 2021.

“Access to health care is a right, not a privilege, and ensuring you and your loved ones are covered is even more essential as we continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to President Biden’s executive order, Illinoisans will have an additional opportunity to enroll in a health insurance plan through the ACA Marketplace,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I applaud the Biden-Harris administration for their commitment to supporting states during this historic time and giving Illinois residents the tools they need to stay safe.”

For more information on the 2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to COVID-19 for the ACA Marketplace, visit:
www.getcoveredillinois.gov