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How to Get Covered

Health coverage is more than just a card or a monthly bill. It protects you from major expenses that can come with medical problems, like an unexpected sickness or accident. Insurance plans help make sure that you and your loved ones get the care needed to stay healthy and get better faster.

If you live in Illinois and need health coverage, you can start here to learn about quality health coverage that meets your needs and fits your budget.

What are my health coverage options?

The Open Enrollment Period for coverage through the Marketplace has passed, but you can still click here to explore your coverage options. You may qualify for Medicaid coverage. Or if you’ve had a “qualifying life event,” which is a change in your situation, you may be able to enroll in a Marketplace plan through a Special Enrollment Period.

How do I start to get coverage?

  • Click here to answer a few questions on this site, which will get you to the right place to see your options for health coverage.

You can talk to someone near you about your coverage options for free. You can start here to find:

  • Navigators: Specially trained counselors that are available to help answer your questions and find coverage for you or your family. You can click here to find a Navigator or call (866) 311-1119.
  • Agents or Brokers: Licensed professionals who are registered with the Marketplace and can help recommend specific health insurance plans for your family. Click here to find agents and brokers near you.