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The Health Insurance Reform Information Center is a forum for information on the recent national health insurance reform and its effects on Illinois. The Department will post fact sheets, legislation, and other useful material as it becomes available. Please check back routinely for updates. For further information, contact the Department toll-free at (877) 527-9431.
Illinois Navigator Report
The Affordable Care Act requires states to establish a Navigator program to help enroll individuals in health plans on the Health Benefits Exchange. The role of Navigators also includes outreach and education efforts, providing unbiased and accurate information, and helping individuals apply for coverage. Illinois has worked with Health Management Associates to conduct research on the Navigator program and address the structure and financing of this program. The final report is available for public comment until July 27th at 5 pm. Please review the report and submit your comments on Governor Quinn’s Health Reform website.
- HHS Proposed Rule Regarding Standards for Navigators & Non-Navigator Assistance Personnel
- NAIC Summary of HHS Proposed Rule Regarding Standards for Navigators & Non-Navigator Assistance Personnel
- NAIC Document — “The comparative Roles of Navigators & Producers in an Exchange: What are the Issues?”
- “Helping Consumers Apply & Enroll Through the Marketplace”
Funding Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Consumer Assistance Program Grants
Visit http://www.grants.gov and search for CFDA number 93.519
Closing Date – July 9, 2013
Target Award Date – August 23, 2013
Premium Rate Filings
In order to better serve the residents of Illinois, the Department of Insurance has implemented a Health Premium Rate Review program. This Program is designed to evaluate premium rate increases proposed by health care plans marketing in Illinois, protect consumers from unreasonable rate increases and educate consumers on the medical and administrative costs driving such increases. Review the current Premium Rate Filings in Illinois or submit a comment on one.
Visit our updated Insurance Reforms & New Consumer Protections page for information about CO-OPs, Essential Health Benefits, preventive services, and student health coverage.