Elgin, IL – Greater Family Health announced today it is one of 44 community-based organizations around the state of Illinois that was selected to participate in the outreach and enrollment effort for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Greater Elgin will be conducting outreach, providing education and facilitating enrollment in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.
Greater Family Health has also engaged two community partners, Centro de Informacion and YWCA of Elgin, as subcontractors through this grant to assist in education and enrollment efforts. The 3 agencies together will focus on the City of Elgin, northern Kane and northwest Cook Counties.
Enrollment in the Marketplace will begin on Oct. 1, with pre-enrollment activities beginning later this summer. Individuals interested in making an appointment to meet with a Health Benefits Specialist can contact 844.599.3700 beginning September 1st or visit Greater Family Health’s website at GreaterFamilyHealth.org.
“Greater Family Health is very proud to have been selected to participate in the effort to launch the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace,” said Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Family Health. “Our organization’s mission is to provide quality, affordable care for all and we look forward to working with both Centro and YWCA to help educate the public about the options that will be available through the Marketplace.”
The state has received federal funding to cover the start-up costs and the first year of operations of the Marketplace. Over the coming weeks and months, selected staffers for Greater Family Health, YWCA and Centro de Informacion will take part in an intensive training program designed to prepare them to educate area residents about the ACA and their health care options. The grants were awarded through a competitive application process administered by the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Greater Family Health offers care out of 28 Health Centers, with 5 of those full-time locations located in Elgin, McHenry and Streamwood. Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Dental Care and an array of supportive services are offered.
More information about Greater Family Health is available at GreaterFamilyHealth.org.