Get Covered Illinois

Illinois Department of Insurance

The Illinois Department of Insurance says 75 percent of Illinois counties will have only one or two insurance companies selling coverage on the health care marketplace for 2017.

In seven counties – McHenry, Lake, Kendall and Grundy in northern Illinois; plus Madison, St. Clair and Monroe in southern Illinois – Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the only insurer selling marketplace policies.

In Illinois, four insurers have dropped out of the “Obamacare” marketplace or folded, leaving five companies.

Get Covered Illinois

Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.

Those who don't have coverage must sign up by midnight Monday, or face federal tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act. After that, only people with special circumstances will be able to get coverage that meets the law's requirements. The next enrollment period doesn't begin until November.

Consumers Get First Look At Illinois Exchange

Oct 1, 2013
state of Illinois

Heavy web traffic was reported on the first day of Illinois' health insurance marketplace. Officials with Get Covered Illinois say roughly 75,000 people visited the website by the end of the business day.