Health Insurance and You
The Health Marketplace
The Health Marketplace allows people to compare prices and shop for health insurance—online or by phone.
The annual enrollment for the Health Marketplace opens November 1, 2019 and continues through December 15, 2019. Insurance coverage begins January 1, 2020.
In order to receive coverage on January 1, participants must enroll by December 15, 2019.
To buy a Marketplace plan outside the Open Enrollment Period, you must have a Qualifying Life Event, such as getting married, having a baby, moving to an area that offers different health plan options, or involuntarily losing access to other health coverage. Most Marketplace Special Enrollment Periods last 60 days from the date of the qualifying life event. Also, job-based plans must provide a special enrollment period of 30 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other job-based health coverage. For more information, contact Get Covered Illinois at 1-866-311-1119 or visit www.getcoveredillinois.gov for more information.