FAQs

What is Enroll DuPage?

Enroll DuPage is your one-stop source for information regarding the Affordable Care Act. By visiting enrolldupage.org, you will find fact sheets on what the ACA is, enrollment locations, events and fact sheets that will help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace. After you have had time to review the materials posted here, you will be able to call 888-724-0077 to schedule an appointment to select the health insurance that best fits you, and your family's, needs. Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014.


How will DuPage County residents apply for health coverage?

DuPage County residents can shop for health coverage on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace, run in partnership between the state and federal governments. Consumers can apply for coverage on the Marketplace online, by phone, or through a paper application. Support will be available for Illinois residents every step of the way.


What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

A Marketplace is a website designed to help you apply for coverage, compare insurance options, and enroll in the health coverage that is best for you and your family. Families who do not have access to other affordable, quality coverage, such as Medicare, Medicaid, or employer-sponsored insurance, may also be eligible for financial help to reduce the cost of their monthly premiums and medical expenses.


What is the timeframe for enrollment?

The first open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ended on March 31, 2014. The next open enrollment period is scheduled from Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015. Please note that Illinois residents may apply for Medicaid at any time during the year and special enrollment periods may be granted throughout the year to apply for Marketplace insurance following  life-changing events, such as loss of employment.  Enroll DuPage offers free in-person appointments to people who want to learn about their options and enroll. Call 1 (888) 724-0077 to schedule your appointment.


Choosing the right plan

The Affordable Care Act creates basic guidelines for health insurance plans to make sure you have the coverage you need, especially when you get sick and need it the most. Starting in 2014, each health insurance plan will cover, at a minimum, a comprehensive package of essential health benefits, including hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription medicine. You will be able to easily compare different health insurance plan options and costs on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace's website.


Key features of the Affordable Care Act

  • Small business tax credits
  • Elimination of lifetime dollar limits
  • Coverage for children with pre-existing conditions
  • Coverage for certain preventive services
  • Review of premium
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