pexels karolina grabowska 4021779CHICAGO – State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is promoting the reopening of the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace during a Special Enrollment Period set up in response to COVID-19, allowing individuals and families to apply for and enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage.

“Health insurance should not be something you have to worry about during a pandemic,” Martwick said. “Take advantage of this enrollment window if you or your family have lost coverage.”

The Biden Administration has announced the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace will remain open through May 15, 2021. Applicants do not need proof of a qualifying life event, such as losing a job.

“I want to remind everyone that if you have a major change in your life, such as losing a job, getting married, or moving to a new ZIP code, you can always go back to the ACA marketplace,” Martwick said. “Never go without insurance if you don’t have to.”

The enrollment period will be available to all eligible Illinoisans who don’t currently have health insurance coverage or want to change to a new health plan. Some may even qualify for tax credits to help reduce monthly premiums and other costs.

More information is available on the Get Covered Illinois website.