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Get Covered Illinois Hosting Enrollment Events and Extending Hours around the State to Provide Free Help from Trained Professionals

CHICAGO – Get Covered Illinois (GCI), the state’s official Health Insurance Marketplace, is gearing up to offer extra opportunities for assistance to state residents ahead of the  fast-approaching Dec. 15 deadline to either re-enroll in coverage or enroll in coverage for the first time for plans that take effect Jan. 1.

Studies have concluded that many consumers will be able to obtain coverage at a lower cost than in 2014, if they shop around. GCI is strongly encouraging all current policyholders to review their options, and utilize free, in-person assistance  through the Marketplace to ensure they are getting the best combination of coverage and financial assistance that is available.

“Whether you are enrolling in health coverage for the first time or you are comparing your current plan against new options, now is the time to act,” said Jennifer Koehler, executive director for GCI. “We’re urging everyone to not wait until the last minute on Dec. 15. With more than twice as many plans available this year, we want consumers to know you’re not alone in making these decisions. We have hundreds of well-trained navigators available to help you through this process.”

Plans through the Marketplace are quality plans, available from the top insurance companies in the state to fit consumer needs. All of the plans include essential health benefits covering doctor visits, emergency care, and preventive services.

The state will build on its strong start for the second Open Enrollment Period under the Affordable Care Act with enrollment events in communities across the state, many with extended hours to make help more accessible and convenient for customers. The events are taking place between now and the Dec. 15 deadline.

Below is a sampling of events around the state with free in-person help featuring trained professionals. For a complete list of locations and times, visit the GCI website http://www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov/ for events or call the help desk at (866) 311-1119 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

December 13

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

West Side Health Authority

4814 W. Chicago, Chicago

 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Winnebago County Health Department

550 N. Court St., Rockford

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pilsen Wellness Center

1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alivio Medical Center

2021 S. Morgan, Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center

4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago

 

9:00 – noon

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign

 

10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Springfield Urban League

1501 S. 9th St., Springfield

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Mall

6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Fox Valley

195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Hawthorn

122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

 

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Project of Quad Cities Event at MLK Center

630 7th Ave., Rock Island

 

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VNA Healthcare Plano Public Library

15 W. North St., Plano

 

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Festival

16053 Richmond Ave., Markham

 

December 14

8:00 a.m. – noon

Winnebago County Health Department

550 N. Court St., Rockford

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pilsen Wellness Center

1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center

4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago

 

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Youth Service Bureau

1007 Main St., Mendota

 

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Springfield Urban League

1501 S. 9th St., Springfield

 

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Mall

6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Fox Valley

195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Hawthorn

122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Avicenna Community Health Center

819 Bloomington Rd., Champaign-Urbana

 

December 15

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

OMNI Youth Services

111 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove

 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Winnebago County Health Department

550 N. Court St., Rockford

 

8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center Clinic

370 Summit St., Elgin

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VNA Health Center

620 Wing St., Elgin

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VNA Health Center

1400 Indian Ave., Aurora

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VNA Health Center

400 N. Highland Ave., Aurora

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pilsen Wellness Center

1407 S. 49th Ct., Chicago

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DuPage County Health Department

111 N. Country Farm Rd., Wheaton

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

American Indian Health Service of Chicago

4081 N. Broadway, Chicago

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

8080 State St., East St. Louis

 

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sinai Medical Health Group

1611 S. Cicero Ave., Cicero

 

8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

1000 Health Center Dr., Mattoon

 

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Alivio Medical Center

2021 S. Morgan, Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

West Side Health Authority

4814 W. Chicago, Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Evanston Library Main Branch

1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Puerto Rican Cultural Center

1112 N. California, Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Local 4 SEIU

2929 S. Halstead, Chicago

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Hospital

1800 E. Lake Shore Dr., Decatur

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Near North Health Services Komed/Holman Health Center

4259 S. Berkeley St., Chicago

 

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Springfield Urban League

1501 S. 9th St., Springfield

 

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Mall

6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

 

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Youth Service Bureau

1007 Main St., Mendota

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Skokie Public Library

5215 Oakton St., Skokie

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Eisenhower Public Library

4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights

 

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Northlake Public Library

231 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Fox Valley

195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

 

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Westfield Mall Hawthorn

122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

 

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Mall

6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

 

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

OSF Belvidere

143 Kishwaukee St., Belvidere

 

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

OSF Rock Cut, Machesney Park

9951 Rock Cut Crossing, Loves Park

 

Noon – midnight

OSF Saint Anthony Hospital

5666 E State St., Rockford

 

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Safe Haven, VNA, & Aunt Martha’s at Prisco Center

150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora

 

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Four Points Sheraton

319 Fountains Pkwy, Fairview Heights

 

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Salt and Light Christmas

1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

 

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Princeton Library

698 E. Peru St

 

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Annoyance Theater

851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

 

7:00 p.m. – midnight

Presence Lady of Resurrection

5645 W. Addison, Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

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