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Oct. 30, 2017 — Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Ryan White Part B Program announced its approved 2018 Illinois marketplace health insurance plans. Packets will be sent to current participants beginning on Oct. 30 in both English or Spanish as requested by the participant. This letter contains information that will be sent by IDPH.

Humana has left the insurance marketplace and other plans will not be offering the same plans for the 2018 plan year as they did in 2017. The Illinois Department of Public Health’s ADAP Medication Assistance Program (MAP) and CHIC Premium Assistance Program (PAP) have made adjustments to ensure all participants have coverage for their formulary medications and approved Illinois marketplace health insurance plans. The following plans are eligible for the CHIC Premium Assistance Program (PAP) through IDPH.

2018 Illinois Marketplace Open Enrollment – Nov. 1-Dec. 15, 2017

  • Ambetter/Celtic Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Health Alliance

*IMPORTANT! Enrollments MUST be completed by December 15 for January 1 start date.

*No Enrollments permitted after December 15 unless you have a Special Enrollment Life Change Event.

To learn more about the approved plans and the free American Exchange enrollment assistance, see this letter.

To help ensure you have access to all available options, IDPH has once again partnered with American Exchange to assist participants, medical case managers, and medical benefits coordinators in making educated choices regarding Illinois marketplace health insurance, Medicare Part C/D, and Medicare supplemental plan enrollments. Enrolling with American Exchange is not mandatory. Participants can enroll directly through if they prefer. IDPH has worked with American Exchange to streamline the enrollment process for a better participant experience in 2018.

IMPORTANT! Participants are required to submit a copy of the new 2018 insurance enrollment to IDPH regardless if they enroll with American Exchange or self-enroll with Get Covered Illinois. Instructions on how to submit a copy and other important information are included in this letter.