Meetings set in Rantoul, Urbana on health care law

Meetings set in Rantoul, Urbana on health care law

URBANA — Two public information meetings on the Affordable Care Act and Illinois' new health insurance marketplace have been scheduled for next week in Urbana and Rantoul.

Both sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, on Sept. 23 at the Regional Planning Commission, 1776 E. Washington St., U., and on Sept. 25 at the Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County, 520 E. Wabash Ave., Suite 1, Rantoul.

Representatives will be there to provide information and answer questions about the health insurance reform law and the state health insurance marketplace, a major part of the Affordable Care Act for which open enrollment begins Oct. 1.

The marketplace will provide an assortment of health plans and financial assistance to help pay for coverage for income-eligible applicants to help comply with the new law which requires nearly everyone to have health insurance starting next year. Rates and details of the marketplace health plans haven't yet been made public.

Representatives will also be available to answer questions about Medicare's open enrollment.

The sessions are being hosted by Presence Covenant Medical Center's Center for Healthy Living and Language Services Department, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and the East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center.

Interpreters for multiple languages will be available, according to Presence Covenant.

Registration for the sessions isn't required.

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