Get insured before Feb. 15 ACA enrollment deadline at UI Health

[Media interested in attending an enrollment event should call Sharon Parmet at (773) 519-0404 before visiting the hospital.]


The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences system, together with Get Covered Illinois, the official state health insurance marketplace, will have certified health insurance application counselors available for extended hours to help people sign up for health insurance during the final three days before the Feb. 15 deadline to enroll.

Those interested in enrolling at UI Health during this time will be seen on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis.

Counselors can answer questions about insurance options, assist with navigating health insurance websites, and help with enrollment forms free of charge.


Feb. 13 – 14; noon – 10 p.m.

Feb. 15; noon – 11 p.m.


UI Hospital

1740 W. Taylor St.


Feb. 15 is the deadline for enrolling in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act to avoid paying a penalty. Those who don’t enroll by the deadline will pay a penalty on their 2014 income taxes based on income or number of children in their family. Coverage begins on March 1. For more information, call 866-600-CARE, or visit or 

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