Bruce Rauner

Illinois bulks up Obamacare website as sign-up period approaches

Illinois bulks up Obamacare website as sign-up period approaches

Illinois is adding more information to getcovered.illinois.gov, its Obamacare website, on Wednesday, allowing consumers on the first day of open enrollment to look at and enroll in all individual plans both on and off the exchange.

The state also has expanded the hours of its help line and established a phone number for consumers to talk to a licensed broker, for free, about gaining coverage. In recent years, the website hasn’t included information about all the plans or the ability to enroll in them or talk to licensed brokers.

The changes come as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been critical of the Affordable Care Act and the federal government has cut...

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