“While extreme politicians in Washington do everything they can to strip away health care coverage for millions of Americans, I recognize that access to health care is one of the most important issues facing our community today,” said Slaughter. “As we grapple with the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sure that Illinois residents are able to enroll in a quality health care plan that fits both their needs and their budget.”
Slaughter’s virtual event will feature information on how to navigate the health insurance marketplace and how to choose the right plan to suit one’s needs. Slaughter will be joined by representatives from Get Covered Illinois, the Department of Health and Family Services and the Department of Insurance. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event, but residents who will be unable to tune in are encouraged to visit GetCoveredIllinois.gov or call 866-311-1119 for individual assistance, frequently asked questions and other information. The open enrollment period for health care coverage in 2021 began on Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 15, 2020.
Slaughter’s Get Covered Illinois webinar can be viewed at www.facebook.com/repjustinslaughter. Residents also have the option to participate directly by joining the Zoom conference room through their computer or phone. Those who wish to participate via Zoom should contact Slaughter’s constituent service office at 773-445-9700 or Office@RepSlaughter.com for information on how to join.
“Navigating the health insurance marketplace can be difficult, and many may have questions on what plan is right for them,” said Slaughter. “This virtual event will help equip local residents with the information they need to choose an affordable plan that works for them, and also learn about financial assistance options, tax credits and renewing existing plans.”