According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 1.4 million Illinois residents are uninsured (13% of the state’s population) and 92% of those are eligible for tax credits to supplement their insurance costs in the Affordable Care Act-enabled marketplace.
The HHS also reported that the average cost for the bronze plan in Illinois, the lowest-cost option, is $203 /mo. before any tax credits. This is much lower than the national average for a bronze plan which is $249 a month.
Illinois has opted to run their own health care marketplace at http://getcoveredillinois.gov. Here’s a sample of their recent TV ad campaign:
As a basis for comparison, we encourage you to get quotes direct from other insurance companies to view a better range of plans and to get assistance with dental and vision plans.