GetCovered Illinois, which oversees the state's newly created health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, has announced the deadline for enrollment for Jan. 1, 2014 health insurance coverage has been extended to Dec. 23.
The old deadline was Dec. 15.
Over the next two weeks professionals knowledgeable about enrolling in private insurance plans under GetCovered Illinois -- known as navigators -- will be reaching out to people needing help to get their coverage started by Jan. 1.
The St. Clair Health Department is offering help by appointments. The appointments will be scheduled for extended hours, evenings and Saturdays.
To enroll, go to www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov or call the Help Desk at (866) 311-1119.