The Affordable Care Act, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The goal of the Act is to provide health care coverage to more Americans and protect existing coverage. More information about the law is available by visiting www.healthcare.gov; the Spanish version is available here.
Beginning October 2013, one application, one time, and you and your family can explore every qualified health insurance plan in your area.
October 1, 2013 – Begin enrollment process
January 1, 2014 – Marketplace coverage begins if enrolled by December 15, 2013
October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 – Open Enrollment Period
Further information from the State of Illinois is available by clicking here. Another approved website, from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), offers reliable information and is available by clicking here.
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