SBL Helping Community Enroll in Health Plans
for Second Year
Sarah Bush Lincoln received a grant to provide five counselors, who will travel throughout the area to help area residents better understand their insurance options.
Eligible community members may enroll in an insurance plan beginning Nov. 15 through Feb.15, 2015.
“With more carriers offering plans in year two, there are more choices for consumers,” said DOI Director Andrew Boron. “Increased competition has led to competitive pricing and individuals, families and small businesses will have access to an even wider selection of affordable health care options in 2015.”
Through the Marketplace, residents will be able to compare plans and premiums side-by-side. All plans provide coverage for the same set of essential health benefits. These health benefits include: ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health/substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative/habilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventive& wellness services and chronic disease management, and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.
Misti Lewis, project supervisor, said the team welcomes questions and is happy to sit down with area residents to discuss various insurance options. For more information, call the SBL In-Person Counselor Program at 238-4994.
Illinois Department of Insurance Announces Additional Competitors and More Consumer Options for Year Two of Open Enrollment. More Information.