A push is on to get as many as Illinoisans as possible signed up for health insurance before a Monday deadline.
That’s the last day to obtain a plan on the insurance exchanges in order to have it take effect on January 1st.
There is no penalty for failing to meet the deadline, but Brian Gorman with Get Covered Illinois says the sooner you sign up, the more protection you have against serious illness or injury.
The state has launched a million-dollar PR campaign to encourage people to sign up. More details are available at getcoveredillinois.gov.