The holiday shopping season is in full gear, and while shoppers are looking for that perfect gift for a loved one, the DuPage County Health Department wants to remind residents it is the perfect time to get themselves the gift of health insurance. Residents now have until Dec. 23 (previously Dec. 15) to sign up for coverage that will ensure their plan starts on Jan. 1, 2014.
To help residents enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Enroll DuPage will be extending appointment hours at its main office (111 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton) Monday-Thursday between 4pm-8pm and on Saturday between 8am-1pm.
There are two ways residents can enroll for health coverage this holiday season. First, if they’re comfortable navigating the marketplace on their own (and online) they can visit www.getcoveredillinois.gov. If a resident wants some help in enrolling, they can call 888-724-0077 to schedule an appointment with an Enroll DuPage navigator. At their appointment, they’ll receive in-person assistance in enrolling in the marketplace.