Health ins. sign-ups in Springfield Sat., help line open


SPRINGFIELD -- Get Covered America is partnered with Springfield Public Schools to help families sign up for health insurance.

An insurance enrollment workshop is set for Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Harvard Park Elementary at 2501 S. 11th Street.

March 31st is the deadline to sign up for new insurance options through the Affordable Care Act, if you want coverage this year. Open enrollment will begin again for 2015 in November.

Meantime, a Get Covered Illinois call center for people with questions about insurance coverage extended its hours ahead of the March 31 deadline.

Officials announced Thursday the Get Covered Illinois help desk will take calls from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7:00 a.m. to midnight March 29 through 31.

The phone number is 866-311-1119.

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