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CRHPC has certified application counselors available to help you with enrollment in the marketplace.



ACA Assisters

Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation Affordable Care Act Assisters are available at all clinical sites. All of our clinical sites are designated Certified Counseling sites by CMS.


The ACA Assisters can help you navigate through the online system as well as answer questions you might have about the Marketplace. While on line you will be able to compare insurance options and find out if you might be eligible based on your income, for financial assistance to lower your costs.


ACA Assisters can help you understand things like Essential Health Benefits and how these will help improve your health.

Assisters are available during clinic hours and special events times. Our help is available to the public not just our patients!



Marketplace Information



What companies are participating? 

Eight Insurers are participating in Get Covered Illinois:

  • Aetna Life Insurance Company

  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company

  • Coventry Health care of Illinois, Inc.

  • Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc.

  • Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (Blue Cross)

  • Humana Health plan, Inc.

  • Humana Insurance Company

  • Land Of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Company



What benefits are available? 

A set of comprehensive benefits (called the Essential Health Benefits, or “EHBs”) are covered in all plans including doctor visits, hospital stays, maternity leave, emergency room visits, prescriptions, lab and X-ray services, pediatric care, mental health, and outpatient care.



What materials are needed to enroll?

Illinois residents should be ready with all the information required to sign up for a plan to make the enrollment process easier and quicker. The more complete the information is, the faster the application can be processed.

Some basic information that will be needed to enroll includes:


  • Full names and date of birth for each family member applying

  • Information about their family’s income

  • Social Security number for each family member applying, if they have one


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