More unemployed Illinoisans who are in need of health insurance may be eligible for financial help to purchase plans on the Marketplace. Consumers who received unemployment benefits for any week beginning in 2021 or are approved to receive benefits may get even lower-cost plans. The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are working on ways to improve things for many people who are unemployed, through the American Rescue Plan.
Get Covered IL Exec. Director Laura Pellikan says that you should at least go through the process to see as it is well worth it.
There are two different categories Pellikan says and on average three out of five eligible uninsured Americans can access $0 plans after advance payments of tax credits.
Get Covered Illinois is a division of the Illinois Department of Insurance and is the official health marketplace for Illinois consumers. Find out more by visiting www.getcoveredillinois.gov.