Uninsured Ombudsman Program

We Are Here to Help
The Uninsured Ombudsman Program assists consumers who: 
  • have no health insurance
  • are about to lose health insurance
  • cannot afford to purchase health insurance
We can help you:
  • explore available state and federal programs
  • review coverage options and locate resources to help reduce your medical costs
  • understand your continuation rights and responsibilities under your existing health plan
If you lost your job-based health insurance, you may qualify for:

 
Get Covered Illinois (GCI) is the official ACA Health Insurance Marketplace for the state of Illinois and a division of the
Illinois Department of Insurance. 

GCI helps you: 
You may also be eligible a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) - Qualifying Life Events, such as losing job-based health coverage, getting married or having a baby.
For more information, visit IDOI Consumer Health Insurance or  call the
Office of Consumer Health Insurance (OCHI) 1-877-527-9431. 

PROGRAMS MANAGED BY VARIOUS FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES: 
GET COVERED ILLINOIS
https://getcovered.illinois.gov 
1-866-311-1119

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES
Information on programs offered at: 
https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/
1-866-468-7543

1-800-843-6154

HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR HIV 
https://dph.illinois.gov/
1-800-243-2437

ILLINOIS COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (ICHIP)
Applicants must qualify for coverage.
https://www.chip.state.il.us/ 
1-800-962-8384

SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (SHIP)
Assists Medicare eligible consumers. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/ 
1-800-252-8966

MEDICARE
Covers seniors 65 and older, the disabled under 65 and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. 
https://www.medicare.gov/
1-800-633-4227

VETERANS CARE
Medical, limited dental and vision coverage for an affordable monthly premium.
https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/
1-877-4VETSRX (1-877-483-8779)

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIALIZED CARE FOR CHILDREN
For families and children with special needs.
https://dscc.uic.edu/ 
1-800-322-3722

HILL-BURTON FREE CARE PROGRAM
Reduced fee services at certain health care facilities.
https://www.hrsa.gov
1-800-638-0742

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa
1-866-444-3272