As of Oct. 1, 2013, individuals, families and small businesses in Illinois can sign up for quality health coverage through Get Covered Illinois – The Official Health Marketplace by visiting www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov. Through the Marketplace, Illinois residents can get to the right place to shop and compare all of the health insurance plans offered in the state.

On Nov. 2, Westside Health Authority will participate in the “Cover Your Community” day of action, a statewide effort to educate Illinois residents about Get Covered Illinois and the health insurance options available to them.

All plans included in the Marketplace:
-Cover recommended preventive services free of charge
-Include a cap on out-of-pocket costs
-Have no lifetime or yearly dollar limit on coverage
-Will not reject anyone on the basis of pre-existing conditions

Find out more at http://getcoveredillinois.gov/