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Event Roundup – July 25 – July 30

While the Marketplace Open Enrollment Period has officially closed, you may still qualify for opportunities to change your plan or get health coverage.

Illinois residents that experience a “qualifying life event,” such as having a baby, getting married or losing employer coverage, could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Remember, you can also apply for Medicaid at any time.

Check out a few of the exciting GCI events happening across the state this week!

July 25 – 30

What: Ray Suarez, Alderman 31st Ward Annual Children’s Back to School Health Fair
When: 7/25/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Kelvyn Park
44387 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60639
Contact: Alderman Ray Suarez,
Why you should go: Join Alderman Ray Suarez for a back to school bash this Friday. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a range of healthy activities, including receiving immunizations, dental screenings, hearing and vision tests, police and fire safety, bicycle and train safety as well as general health education. Children will also a chance to sign up for a Kids ID. Kids will be returning to the classroom before you know it, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get the things you need for the school year begins.

What: Family FunFest
When: 7/26/2014
Time: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Victory Outreach Church
4836 W. 13th St.
Cicero, IL 60804
Contact: Florencia Carmona,
Why you should go: Trained Navigators are waiting to help you understand your coverage opportunities. Check out this Family FunFest to receive information that can benefit the whole family. In addition to learning about Medicaid and the Marketplace, these GCI professionals can help you make your first doctor’s appointment. Contact Florencia Carmona for more information.

What: Enrollment
When: 7/30/2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Taxi Facility
2350 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, 60608
Contact: Rosaura Arrellano,
Why you should go: Are you still lacking health coverage? Join Navigators from El Hogar del Nino for free enrollment assistance at the Taxi Facility. These assisters can provide the help you need to sign up for a health plan and start using your coverage. They can also help answer any questions you may have about Special Enrollment Periods, Medicaid and other important health insurance topics. Walk-ins are welcome.

If you don’t see an event happening near you, visit and search for events in your zip code or contact the Help Desk at (866) 311-1119.