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Get Ready for the Newly Insured Patient Boom in 2014
Posted on: 10/18/2013
Patients with the new health insurance purchased via the marketplaces will most likely be heading your way in the new year.

Illinois now offers various health plan options in every county via eight insurers, and some patients may gain coverage through Illinois' Medicaid expansion (which can also be accessed via the insurance marketplace).

As the rollout proceeds, ISMS will be available to assist members. Check out our Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace webpage for an overview of the new insurance options including co-insurance levels, out-of-pocket limits and helpful links.

If patients ask you how they can sign up for new insurance, you can share these key access points:

  1. Shop online at http://getcoveredillinois.gov, the official marketplace of Illinois.
  2. Call 800-318-2596 (translations are available in 150 languages). Hearing impaired patients using TTY/TDD technology should call 855-889-4325. 
  3. Get "in-person" counseling; contact the resource in your area. ("Navigators" and "application counselors" help patients obtain coverage.)

Questions? Call your ISMS Advocacy Team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470 or send an email.

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