|Friday, February 22, 2013
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Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (IPXP) Will Stop Accepting Clients on March 2, 2013
The Federal Government just announced last week that due to lack of funds from Congress, the temporary pre-existing condition insurance plans (PCIP) will have to stop accepting new applications for coverage after March 2, 2013. Current enrollees will remain in the program.
Illinois currently covers over 3,000 previously uninsured people in the federally-subsidized Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (IPXP) and has room to cover more. IPXP will transition its enrollees into coverage in the new health insurance exchange/marketplace by January 1, 2014 so they will not lose coverage. In order to be eligible for IPXP, you must have been uninsured for at least 6 months and have a pre-existing condition.
Illinois will accept all applications for consideration of coverage if they are submitted by or mailed with a postmark of no later than March 2nd. The contact information for the IPXP is:
Tell your clients and networks about this looming deadline now! We can get more people insured, maximize federal financing for health care, and transition enrollment into the new health insurance exchange in 2014 for people with pre-existing conditions.
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