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U.S. Students Looking for Health Insurance

Benefit Partners Group

Through a partnership with Benefit Partners Group, Wheaton College students can access personal assistance enrolling in an individual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois ACA health plan or United HealthCare individual short-term plan. Visit Benefit Partners Group Wheaton College website to learn more.

Wheaton Alumni in the Business

Connect with Wheaton College alumni insurance professionals to assist with insurance needs.

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HealthCare.gov

Open Enrollment for 2022 runs from Monday, November 1, 2021, through Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Starting November 1, log into HealthCare.gov, fill out an application, and enroll in a 2022 Marketplace health plan. Enroll by December 15, 2021 for coverage that starts January 1, 2022.

To apply for or re-enroll in your Marketplace coverage, visit HealthCare.gov or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.

Getting Ready to Apply Checklist

Illinois Medicaid (open enrollment all year long). Ways to apply:

Non-ACA Short Term Temporary Health Insurance

  • Students moving to Illinois from another state may not be eligible to apply until establishing Illinois residency.  In some situations, a short-term limited duration (STLD) accident and illness policy may bridge the gap in the meantime. In Illinois, short-term policies can be no longer than six-months in duration. Short term policies have coverage limitations and do not cover pre-existing conditions.
  • eHealth Online resource for multiple short-term plans