AURORA, Ill. – To help residents who wish to enroll in health care coverage during the current open enrollment period through the Illinois insurance marketplace, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting an informational webinar with the Illinois Department of Insurance on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.
“The Affordable Care Act allows for Illinois residents to get health care coverage, and with many Illinoisans facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 crises, it is more important than ever that families have a health care plan that works for them and their budget,” said Hernandez. “As the December 15 deadline to enroll approaches, I am pleased to partner with the Illinois Department of Insurance to help individuals navigate their options and assist with any questions they may have.”
During Hernandez’s virtual event, representatives from the Illinois Department of Insurance will present information on Get Covered Illinois, Illinois’ health insurance marketplace, including health care coverage options, how to navigate the Get Covered website and a question-and-answer portion for those participating in the event. Interested participants can register for the Zoom webinar by visiting Hernandez’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RepHernandez83rd or can get the Zoom link by contacting her office. A recording of the event will also be posted to her page Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. Individuals can submit questions during the event using the chat feature or can submit a question beforehand by calling Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or by emailing RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.
“This pandemic has created so much uncertainty in our daily lives and has shown us once again how critical it is that every individual has access to quality, affordable health care and that a lack of coverage could be ruinous for any family,” said Hernandez. “I urge residents to utilize the resources and assistance offered by the Department of Insurance and to reach out to them or my office with any questions about their health care coverage options.”