Affordable Health Care Act Special Enrollment Period

Going through big changes in your life? If you missed the open enrollment period for the
Affordable Care Act (ACA), there may still be time. Enrolling in health insurance offers peace of mind, affordability, financial security and access to essential comprehensive care. Services covered under these plans include doctor visits, prescription drug coverage, maternity and pediatric care, mental health and substance abuse services, preventative care, hospitalization, and emergency services.

The open enrollment period ended on December 15th, but there are exceptions that may allow people to enroll up to 60 days after the deadline (February 13). Those include birth or adoption, moving, change in immigration status, and marriage or divorce. The Princeton Public Library has received a grant from the Public Library Association to assist the public in attaining health insurance coverage. Insuring the community’s health needs meets the library’s goal of connecting with our partners in healthcare, promoting nutrition, and encouraging an active lifestyle.

If you or someone you know still needs health insurance, but missed the ACA deadline, contactthe Princeton Public Library (815) 875-1331 to see if the Special Enrollment Period applies.