Health Benefits Enrollment and ACA

At GEFCC, we have a team of Health Benefits Specialists who are ready to help you apply for health benefits coverage year-round!

GEFCC Health Benefits Specialists can help you determine which type of plan, in the Marketplace (ObamaCare/ACA) or through Medicaid, you may qualify for and help you apply.

If you are a Medicaid patient and need help selecting a Managed Care Organization, you can call one of our Health Benefits Specialists. Our Health Benefits Specialists cannot tell you which plan to choose; however, they can let you know the benefits of each plan and which doctors accept the plans.

GEFCC Health Benefits Specialist can also help you apply for coverage under the Affordable Care Act during special enrollment periods, see below for more details.

Our Health Benefits Specialist meet with patients by appointment, please call 847-608-1344 x2102 to schedule your appointment today.

Affordable Care Act

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has ended. However, you may still qualify to enroll outside the enrollment period. Please see below for details.

Open Enrollment for 2019: November 1st – December 15th, 2018.

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010. The ACA increases access to health insurance coverage and services for all Americans. This federal law focuses on consumer choices and protections and makes it easier and more affordable for individuals and families to enroll in health insurance.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact one of our Health Benefits Specialists. 847-608-1344 ext. 2102 or healthbenefits@gefcc.org.

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

A Marketplace is a website designed to help you apply for coverage, compare insurance options, and enroll in health coverage that is best for you and your family. Those who do not qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or employer-sponsored insurance, may be eligible for financial assistance to reduce the cost of monthly premiums and medical expenses.

Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period

Outside of Open Enrollment, Individuals who experience a life-changing event may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or may be required to make an update to their coverage. Medicaid eligible individuals may enroll at any time. Contact one of our Health Benefits Specialists and schedule an appointment today! 847-608-1344 ext. 2102 or healthbenefits@gefcc.org.

Qualifying life changing events may include:

  1. Marriage
  2. Birth of a child
  3. Losing other health coverage
  4. Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption
  5. Moving outside your insurer’s coverage area
  6. Gaining citizenship
  7. Leaving incarceration
  8. A change in income or household status that affects eligibility for premium tax credits or cost sharing reductions
  9. Applied during open enrollment, but were found ineligible for Medicaid