Affordability Care Act Information Guide

Tax information/Penalties: Penalties for not having insurance will increase this year.

For more information go to Fees for not having health insurance.

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act
Public Law 111-148, 906 pp.

Important Dates

November 1, 2015   Open enrollment begins (must enroll by Dec 15 for Jan 1 start date).
January 31, 2015   Open enrollment closes.

Official Government Resources  Official website for the ACA Illinois Insurance Marketplace

Marketplace Help Center: 800-318-2596

Illinois Help Line: 866-311-1119

5 Tips about the Health Insurance Marketplace

Marketplace Application Checklist

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (e.g. from pay stubs or W-2 forms)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. (You’ll need to fill out this form even for coverage you’re eligible for but don’t enroll in.)
  • Medications you are taking/Preferred doctors/Preferred hospitals

Community Resources:

Find Local Help for zip code 60056 From

Hanul Family Alliance                                                                                                                               
1166 S. Elmhurst Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847-439-5195 x110
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Languages: Korean

ACCESS at Northwest Community Hospital
675 W. Central Rd.  Suite 101
Arlington Heights, IL  60005
Hours: M-F  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Languages:  English, Spanish

Alexian Brothers Medical Center 
800 Biesterfield Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Hours: M-F 8:30 – 5 (phone calls); Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 – 5 (appts.)
Languages:  English only

Agents/Brokers who can assist with plan selection and signup.