Get Covered Illinois partners with CVS/pharmacy to provide health
Representatives from the Illinois Health Marketplace to participate
in CVS/pharmacy's Project
Health free health screening program
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[February 25, 2014]
CHICAGO — Get Covered Illinois
has partnered with CVS/pharmacy's Project Health program to provide
education and enrollment information about affordable health
coverage available as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Throughout the rest of the open enrollment period, Get Covered
Illinois insurance experts will be present at select Project Health
events at CVS locations in Illinois to answer questions and provide
uninsured residents with the information they need to enroll for
"Get Covered Illinois is happy to team up with CVS/pharmacy on their
Project Health campaign," said Jennifer Koehler, executive director
for Get Covered Illinois. "As we enter a critical enrollment period,
this partnership gives us the opportunity to directly interact with
more uninsured residents and expand the reach of our effort to
create a ‘culture of coverage' in Illinois."
Project Health events provide free health screenings to the
public, including blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, total
cholesterol and vision acuity screenings. The events take place in
areas where there are large populations of uninsured residents,
providing CVS/pharmacy and Get Covered Illinois with the perfect
opportunity to meet consumers in their communities and provide them
with the information they need to get covered.
"The free, comprehensive health screenings offered at our Project
Health events give our customers the opportunity to access vital
health care services at times and locations that are convenient for
them and can help identify health concerns or risk factors that they
may be unaware of," said Everett Moore, area vice president at
CVS/pharmacy. "We are pleased to partner with Get Covered Illinois
to help our customers make informed decisions about their health
Project Health is part of CVS/pharmacy's commitment to improve
access to health care and ensure that cost is not a barrier to
critical preventive services. Project Health events, scheduled in
cities with large multicultural populations, are free and open to
Get Covered Illinois kicked off its partnership with CVS/pharmacy
at three Project Health events in Chicago last week.
As the March 31 deadline to enroll nears, Get Covered Illinois is
mounting an all-out effort to engage the uninsured across the state.
In addition to digital promotions and advertisements on TV, radio
and in community newspapers, Get Covered Illinois is hosting
hundreds of education and enrollment events in communities
throughout Illinois. Events are designed to inform residents about
their coverage options and provide them with the assistance they
need to enroll.
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"There are just a few weeks left to sign up for health
coverage before the end of the enrollment period," Koehler said.
"Get Covered Illinois working hard to meet uninsured residents
where they live and work, as well as where they shop, to ensure
they have all the information they need to get covered."
To find a Get Covered Illinois event near you, visit
GetCoveredIllinois.gov/events and enter your ZIP code.
Get Covered Illinois is urging health care consumers to take
advantage of the assistance that is being offered via the Web, over
the phone and in person through hundreds of community partners
across the state:
website, which includes a Spanish-language version.
Call the Get
Covered Illinois help desk at 866-311-1119. Operators are
available each day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Meet in person with a specially trained
"navigator," who can help you understand your options and help
you even enroll at one of the hundreds of partner sites across
the state. There are more than 1,500 navigators throughout the
state, and they can be located by visiting the website and
entering your ZIP code, or through the help desk.
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