Rep. Hammond Reminds Area Residents of the 2020 Open Enrollment Period for Purchasing Health Insurance Plans

Macomb – State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) would like to remind constituents that the 2020 Open Enrollment Period for purchasing health insurance coverage through the State exchange is open and will remain open through December 15, 2019.

“With the cost of health care being so high, it is important for residents to consider all of their health insurance options,” said Rep. Hammond. “The deadline to purchase new health insurance plans through the State exchange is approaching, so I encourage constituents to utilize the resources available to you at Get Covered Illinois and find the best plan that fits your needs.”

Get Covered Illinois, the State’s official health marketplace, has helpful tools and resources to help you navigate your insurance options. Visit for more information. To see if you qualify for health insurance savings through the State exchange, visit For questions about insurance plans purchased through the State exchange, call (800) 318-2596. Questions concerning Medicaid can be addressed by calling the Department of Human Services Customer Help Line at (800) 843-6154.

Medicare is a federally-administered program separate from Get Covered Illinois. The 2020 Open Enrollment Period for Medicare runs through December 7, 2019. For questions concerning Medicare, please call 1-800-633-4227 or visit for more information.

Rep. Hammond is committed to expanding insurance coverage and lowering the cost of health care. In 2017, she supported House Bill 2959, which protects health insurance coverage for Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions. Earlier this year, Hammond supported Senate Bill 162, which expands access to life-saving breast cancer screenings like mammograms.

“Having access to affordable health care is critical to your wellbeing as well as your financial peace of mind,” Hammond continued. “I’ve been proud to support legislation that protects insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and ensures access to life-saving medical care like breast cancer screenings. I will continue to advocate for policies that lower the cost of health care for residents in District 93 and across Illinois.”

If you have general questions about State health insurance coverage or any other legislative issue, please contact Rep. Hammond’s office at (309) 836-2707.