Aug. 15 ACA special enrollment deadline approaching


(WEEK) — The special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace will close Sunday, August 15.

The Biden-Harris Administration opened this special enrollment period back in February in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Illinois Department of Insurance, more than 47,000 Illinoisans have selected new health plans — nearly double the enrollment during the same period last year.

“If you need health insurance, there is still time to find an affordable health plan on the ACA Marketplace,” said IDOI Acting Director Dana Popish Severinghaus. “More than 2.5 million people nationwide have already purchased health coverage during this Special Enrollment Period.”

The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden earlier this year, offers increased savings for many consumers who buy health insurance directly through the ACA Marketplace at or

Even consumers currently enrolled in a plan can update their application to check for extra savings, according to the IDOI.

For more information on the 2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to COVID-19 for the ACA Marketplace and the American Rescue Plan, visit:

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