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Health Insurance & the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) together with Illinois Public Act 98-104 opens the door to affordable health insurance for individuals, families, and small business.  From November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, you can enroll in an affordable health insurance plan that provides quality health coverage regardless of your current income level. Coverage begins January 1, 2015. All health insurance plans cover ten essential services to include outpatient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, prescription drugs, rehabilitative services, laboratory services, pediatric care and prevention and wellness services including chronic disease management. No one can be denied access to insurance for a pre-existing condition.

If you are uninsured, under-insured or just looking for a more affordable health insurance option,
the Health Insurance Marketplace is the resource for you. The online marketplace lets you compare health plans and costs before you decide what plan to buy. You may also qualify for financial help through the Marketplace to lower monthly premiums and out-of pocket costs.

Shopping for affordable insurance and applying for Medicaid can be tricky! The DeKalb County Health Department is available to assist residents and the community. Trained Counselors are available free of charge to answer questions as well as help you navigate the Marketplace. Additional information on the Affordable Care Act can be found at Resources Page.

Are you interested in registering yourself? Visit  to begin your enrollment.

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