The federal government has announced that there will be a grace period for people who have started their applications for coverage starting Jan. 1 until midnight on Dec. 24 to complete the enrollment process. Assistance is available at many Get Covered Illinois community partner locations around the state on Dec. 24. Call in advance to make sure the facility is open.
Once you’ve selected a plan, it’s important to make a premium payment to be covered. In Illinois, five of the six companies approved to sell policies through Get Covered Illinois (Aetna, Blue Cross, Coventry, Health Alliance and Land of Lincoln) will give enrollees until Jan. 10 to make a premium payment for coverage starting Jan. 1. Humana enrollees should call the carrier (800-558-4444) to learn about its payment deadline.