Health Insurance Exchanges


How do I apply?

  • Website:    Place this in your URL to browse insurance options for you. You can also go directly to

  • Phone: 1-866-311-1119. 

  • Mail: Paper applications are available at state Department of Human Services (DHS) offices.

  • In Person: Find a location near you at or call 1-800-318-2596 or visit a state DHS location.

  • You can also call the State of Illinois call center at 1-866-311-1119 to obtain additional information

  • 2017 Open Enrollment Dates and Deadlines

    This year's open enrollment for individual health insurance coverage runs from November 1, 2016, to January 31, 2017.

  • November 1, 2017 - Open enrollment begins. This is the first day you can enroll, renew, or make changes to a 2017 insurance plan through the ACA Marketplace in your state, or private insurance website.

  • December 15, 2017 - Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2018. 

  • January 1, 2018 - 2018 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.