DeKalb County Health Dept.


Health Insurance & the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The DeKalb County Health Department provides healthcare insurance coverage assistance through the Healthcare Enrollment Assistance Program (formerly known as the In-Person Counselor Program). Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2018 was from November 1, 2017 - December 15, 2017. Those eligible for expanded Medicaid may continue to enroll at any time.

Anyone in need of assistance may call the Certified Application Counselor at 815-748-2498 for an appointment.

Marketplace Insurance
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a service that helps people shop for and enroll in affordable health insurance. The federal government operates the Marketplace, available at Through the Marketplace, you will receive comprehensive healthcare coverage that helps consumers with subsidies ("premium tax credits") that lower costs for households with income between 100%-400% of the federal poverty level. All plans meet minimum essential coverage requirements (emergency services, hospitalization, pregnancy, birth control, mental health, prescription drug coverage, rehabilitative, laboratory services, preventative and wellness check-ups, pediatric services and immunizations).

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All Kids Insurance
All Kids is an Illinois program for children who need comprehensive, affordable, health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition. All Kids is complete health insurance for your child.
All Kids covers doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, and eyeglasses. All Kids covers regular check-ups and immunizations (shots). All Kids also covers special services like medical equipment, speech therapy, and physical therapy for children who need them.

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A Local Perspective on the Affordable Care Act – January 18, 2018