Health Plan One offers more than 100 health insurance plans in Chicago, which is part of Cook County, Illinois. Health insurance carriers that offer individual and family health insurance plans in Chicago include Aetna, Assurant, BCBS, Humana and United Health One. Enter your ZIP code above to compare the details of the health insurance plans available in Chicago.
If you’re healthy enough to obtain coverage on the individual market, need a short-term plan, or if you have a small business and qualify for small group, Health Plan One can help. Otherwise, there are offerings like Illinois Medicaid, Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities, FamilyCare, All Kids, Healthy Women, and CHIP. All of these government programs can help those who are medically uninsurable or who cannot afford private insurance to obtain basic health coverage. We, here at Health Plan One, can help you figure out which category you fall into and help find the plan that best fits your needs.
Illinois recently joined a national movement to help those with disabilities return to work. HBWD (Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities) works with people with disabilities return to work while keeping full Medicaid benefits. Individuals between the ages of 16 and 64, who have a disability and are working, may qualify for HBWD. For full program details, visit the website: http://www.hbwdillinois.com/
Illinois offers the All Kids program to the uninsured children of families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford insurance on the individual market. Through the All Kids program comprehensive health insurance is available to every uninsured child at a low-cost to their parents. Benefits of the program include doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Parents pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than those generally available on the individual market. For income and eligibility requirements as well as a full list of benefits, see the program’s website: http://www.allkids.com/customers/
Along with the All Kids program, Illinois offers FamilyCare. This provides coverage to the parents of children 18 and under who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but who cannot afford individual coverage under the regular market. Many of the same services as All Kids are offered to parents through FamilyCare, including doctor visits, dental care, specialty medical care, hospital care, emergency services, and prescription drugs. There are monthly premiums and copays for parents in the program, but these are very low. For additional information, see http://www.familycareillinois.com/
Illinois also offers the Comprehensive Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to help insure those considered uninsurable on the individual market. They offer the Traditional Plan to those under 65 and not enrolled in Medicare. It provides benefits through preferred providers, both hospital and physician, from among the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois providers. There is also a plan option available for those over 65, called the Medicare Plan. For full details about CHIP, see their website at http://www.chip.state.il.us/premadmin.htm
To learn more about Medicare plans in Chicago, visit our Chicago Medicare Solutions page.