health insurance

5:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Free Health Insurance Event For Young Adults

Credit Get Covered America

Young adults can learn more about their health insurance options at a free health insurance presentation Thursday at the Northern Illinois University facility in Rockford.

Certified helpers will answer questions and help enroll participants for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline.

This National Youth Enrollment Day event is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. Juliana Barker, a grant coordinator at the Winnebago County Health Department, says young adults may not be properly educated about insurance.

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5:26 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Blue Cross And Blue Shield, State Farm Partner To Expand Individual Health Coverage

Credit State Farm / Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield and State Farm have partnered to offer individual health insurance policies.

In five states, including Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield will offer health plans that State Farm clients can purchase. Some of those plans will be on Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges.

Open enrollment beings Nov. 15, with health coverage becoming effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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Affordable Care Act
11:29 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Are You Eligible For Subsidized Health Insurance? Use This Calculator To Find Out.


Confused about Obamacare? You're not alone. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. But many people aren't sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.

WNIJ can help. By entering data like zip code, income, age, family size and other factors into the Obamacare Calculator below, users can get estimates of the tax subsidies and insurance premiums available to them if they purchase insurance through the marketplaces, or exchanges.

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4:15 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Judge Upholds Health Insurance Law

Attorney Don Craven
Credit Craven Law Office

A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees pay for their health insurance upon retirement.

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6:24 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Gov. Quinn praises high court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Governor Pat Quinn


Governor Pat Quinn hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the federal health care law, calling it “a great day for Illinois and a great day for our country.”

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11:38 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Plan to end state retirees' free health insurance premiums goes to Governor

The Illinois  Senate approved the measure Thursday, and Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign it into law.

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