Open Enrollment

ACA Open Enrollment ends on December 15, 2017! Don't miss your chance to have health insurance next year, enroll starting on November 1, 2017. Enroll at or by scheduling a free appointment with an in-person assister. 


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To find a Navigator who can answer your questions, help you compare plans, and assist with getting coverage, enter your zip code below. 



Talking Points for Open Enrollment 5

As we near the fifth period of Open Enrollment, communication this year has become increasingly crucial in response to administrative changes that will have an impact. Here are helpful messages and talking points to share with your networks. 




EverThrive IL is also here to help. We have educated more than 15,000 people across the state about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since 2010 and can create customized presentations designed to meet the unique needs of your agency or community. Find more information and request a presentation by contacting the Health Reform Initiative here.



Archived Webinars

Open Enrollment (OE5) in IL: What to Expect and How to Get Involved
September 13, 2017

 With Marketplace open enrollment right around the corner (November 1) and shortened this year, we want Illinois to be in the best position to enroll as many eligible residents as possible. This webinar will address how Marketplace open enrollment works in Illinois, how Illinois will engage individuals through outreach and education, as well as ways for community groups to engage in outreach and education efforts. We are excited to have members of the Illinois Coalition for Healthcare Access presenting on this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Illinois conducts outreach and enrollment for OE 5. 
  • Identify and explain the role of Navigators in Illinois.
  • Provide avenues and ideas for community group engagement around outreach and education. 


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Deep Dive: Assisting Consumers in 2016 Marketplace Plan Comparison and Selection
November 19, 2015


This webinar explored, in detail, strategies for helping consumers compare and select qualified health plans in the Marketplace. Our partners at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities demonstrated new tools available through and Get Covered Illinois to explore the plan comparison process using actual 2016 plan information from Illinois while taking into account key consumer considerations, including premium, deductible, and estimated annual health care costs, understanding cost-sharing differences, and identifying if current providers are in-network. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key factors that consumers should consider when selecting a Marketplace plan, and the new tools available to help you assist the consumer in meaningfully identifying and comparing these factors across plans
  • Explore trends in the 2016 Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and how they may affect consumers
  • Learn key dates and information to assist the more the nearly 300,000 Illinois consumers currently enrolled in Marketplace coverage stay covered in 2016


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Thursday, October 29, 2015