2016 Step by Step Buyer’s Guide, Illinois

Open enrollment period for 2016 is November 1st, 2015 to January 31, 2016. You must sign up before December 15, 2015 to get a January 1, 2016 start date.

This guide is here to help our clients purchase health insurance in 2016. In 2016 a lot has changed in the health insurance industry, and this page provides many useful resources all in one place. You can always call Bob or Kris at (847) 426-2788 or email us Here with any questions or if you need more information.

Buying health insurance in 2016

  1. Find out your current 2015 plan and premium, and what will change effective 1/1/16
  2. Search to make sure your doctors and hospitals are in your network
  3. Get a quote for plans with an adequate network
  4. If you think you may qualify for a subsidy, Click Here for more info
  5. Review pricing and coverage to find out what is best for you
  6. If you are going through the Healthcare.gov website Click Here for your next steps
  7. Enroll using our link or have someone at Eriksen Insurance help you (847) 426-2788

Below are resources for each carrier

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Click here to get rates and apply: 

Dr. and Hospital search:

Plan comparison charts

United Health Care

Click here to get rates and apply:

IRS HSA qualified expenses