Get Covered Illinois (Spanish)
Explainer Video Title: Get Covered Illinois
Explainer Video Company: Downtown Partners
Explainer Video Script: Downtown Partners
Explainer Video Directions and Animation: ideaMachinestudio
Explainer Video Script
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers — and less than two minutes to get into them. So let’s get started.
Get Covered Illinois is where Illinois residents can take the first step to learn about new coverage options and financial help as a result of the new health care law.
On our website , you’ll be asked a few simple questions about your family or business, and based on your answers, we’ll be able to take you to the health coverage that’s right for you and financial assistance you might qualify for.
Yes. By March 31st, 2014, every resident — with few exceptions —will be required to have health coverage.
Otherwise, you may have to pay a penalty when you file your 2014 taxes.
If you already have coverage through your job, private insurance, or a government program like Medicaid, there’s no need to worry about this penalty.
But if you currently don’t have coverage, go to GetCoveredIllinois-dot-gov to explore your coverage options by answering a few questions.
For many, that will mean shopping the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is an online shopping website where you can browse, compare and buy an insurance plan that’s right for you.
As an Illinois resident, Get Covered Illinois is where you can take the first step to shopping the Marketplace.
The Marketplace is the first of its kind, because now insurance companies will be openly competing for your dollars, which helps drive down prices and make coverage more affordable for you. You can also find out if you’re eligible for financial help from the federal government to help you pay for your private insurance plan.
And thanks to the new health care law, you can no longer be denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions, or charged more for simply being a woman.
By visiting GetCoveredIllinois-dot-gov , you can find the green box and click on “See your options” to answer a few short questions.
Based on your answers, you might find that you’re the perfect candidate to shop the Marketplace. Or, you might qualify for Medicaid. Either way, it’s likely that you will qualify for financial help.
In Illinois, Medicaid has been expanded.
Find out if you might qualify for Medicaid or financial help through the Marketplace by visiting GetCoveredIllinois-dot-gov and explore your coverage options by answering a few questions.
You can buy insurance right now through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the Open Enrollment period. Open enrollment will last through March 31st, 2014.
If you need reminders to enroll, click in this video to sign up for updates from Get Covered Illinois.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, visit GetCoveredIllinois-dot-gov , or call (866) 311-1119 to find a Navigator who can help walk you through your options in person .