Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Marketplace will allow people to compare prices and shop for health insurance—online or by phone.  The annual enrollment for the Health Marketplace opens November 1, 2016 and continues through January 31, 2017.  Insurance coverage begins January 1, 2017.  In order to receive coverage on January 1, participants must enroll by December 15, 2016.

To buy a Marketplace plan outside the Open Enrollment Period, you must have a Qualifying Life Event, such as getting married, having a baby, moving to an area that offers different health plan options, or involuntarily losing access to other health coverage. Most Marketplace Special Enrollment Periods last 60 days from the date of the qualifying life event. Also, job-based plans must provide a special enrollment period of 30 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other job-based health coverage. For more information, contact Get Covered Illinois at 1-866-311-1119 or visit for more information.

Illinois Health Care Marketplace Resources and Tips


For Individuals:
Get Covered Illinois Help Desk Toll-Free Number:


For Small Business Owners

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Participating Providers

Below is the list of plans accepted by HSHS St Joseph's Hospital - Breese. If your insurance provider is not listed, please call to verify, as insurance plans change on a regular basis. For questions on specific charges, discounts offered, and financial assistance available, please contact Marsha Martin at 618-526-5307.

Insurance Plans and Provide Networks Accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Choice Preferred PPO Network (BCE)
Cigna HealthCare - All plans
Corvel Worker's Compensation
Coventry Health Care
 - Coventry National Network
 - First Health Network
Coventry Carelink
Health Alliance Medical Plan
HFN, Inc.
United HealthCare Midwest (UHC)

Medicare - Traditional
Accepted Medicare Replacement Plans

Coventry Health Care
Humana Medicare Advantage Plans
Meridian Health Plan
United HealthCare Midwest (UHC)

Medicaid - Traditional
Accepted Medicaid Replacement Plans

Harmony Health Plan
Meridian Health Plan

GetCoveredIllinois.Gov (Exchange Plans)
Blue Cross Choice Preferred PPO Network (BCE)
Health Alliance Medical Plan

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