Health Marketplace Help Desk ready to launch

By Audrey Wise

Health Marketplace Help Desk ready to launch

September 28, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 9:53 AM CDT

The Get Covered Illinois Help Desk will launch Tuesday, October 1.

The Help Desk will be a toll-free number consumers can call to get information seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The phone number is (866) 311-1119.

Additionally, residents can also contact their local health department to schedule a one-on-one counseling session.

Illinois residents can find a list of partner organizations in their area by going to

Get Covered Illinois, the Official Health Marketplace, is where Illinois consumers can go to determine the health coverage that is best for them.

Enrollment opens on October 1 and runs through March 31, 2014.

For those who sign up by December 15, health coverage will begin on January 1, 2014.