Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Let's Get Covered Will County!!!

The second annual Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is almost here! Beginning November 15, 2014, individuals and small business owners can begin to shop for affordable health coverage options through the federal Marketplace, with coverage beginning January 1, 2015.  Do not delay!! Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will close on February 15, 2015. (**Please note that Illinois Medicaid has no deadline, you can apply for Medicaid at any time throughout the year if you qualify).

Shopping for health coverage can be challenging. That is why the Will County Health Department has specially trained In-Person Counselors (IPC) available to assist you through the entire enrollment process. Call today to speak with an IPC who will be able to answer your specific questions and schedule a one-on-one personal appointment to help you enroll in the Marketplace or Illinois Medicaid. Appointment times and dates are flexible, and will be scheduled to meet your needs. All IPC services are FREE.

In-Person Counselors, also known as Navigators, are also available to present to community members to educate, answer questions, and schedule appointments in order to reach as many eligible consumers as possible in Will County.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-in appointments are welcome at the Joliet Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Appointments are also available at the Eastern Branch Office in University Park and the North Branch Office in Bolingbrook.

If you would like to make an appointment for assistance with enrollment, have questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, or would like to request an IPC to speak at a community event, please contact the In-Person Counselor program hotline at 815-727-5990.  You can also email questions or leave your contact information at

State Extends Health Insurance Enrollment

Health Department Navigators Spreading The Word, Helping To Enroll Eligible Area Residents

JOLIET – Monday, December 23, is the new deadline for those who want to receive health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on January 1, 2014. The Will County Health Department has four specially trained Navigators to assist, answer questions and work with Will County residents on enrollment free of charge. To reach a Health Department health insurance Navigator, call 815-727-5990. All who enroll by December 23, will have affordable health insurance coverage beginning in the new year.  However, you can enroll in Marketplace options through March 31, 2014.  Medicaid enrollment is open all year round.

ACA Outreach Program Coming October 1

In-Person Counselors to Visit Health Fairs, Homes and More

The Family Health Services division of the Will County Health Department has In-Person Counselors  who visit organizations and attend events to explain the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and guide individuals through the enrollment process. This outreach effort begins soon.

Health Department Receives Grant To Assist Affordable Care Act Outreach Enrollment

Health Department Receives Grant To Assist Affordable Care Act Outreach Enrollment

State Health Insurance Marketplace To Enroll Uninsured In Coverage Options

The Will County Health Department (WCHD) will receive a one-year grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to fund a county-wide initiative designed to increase access to healthcare for Will County residents. Headquartered in Joliet, the WCHD is one of 44 community-based organizations from across Illinois selected to participate in the outreach and enrollment effort as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In order to comply with grant requirements,

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Community Health Center has trained Outreach staff to assist you.

Will County Community Health Center has trained Outreach Staff to assist you in deciding on the best health insurance enrollment options.  Call the Outreach Hotline: 815-774-6090. 
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