In-Person Counselor Program

The In-Person Counselor (IPC) Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), seeks to assist eligible Illinois residents in enrolling in new coverage options and affordability programs made available through the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Targeted individuals served by the program include populations currently without health insurance and expected to benefit from the ACA’s expansion of the Medicaid program and provision of financial assistance for the purchase of Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) on the newly created Health Insurance Marketplace (also referred to as “Health Insurance Exchange”).

The IPC program particularly focuses on serving individuals who would have difficulty enrolling in coverage without the help of a Counselor, including (but not limited to) individuals with low literacy, limited English proficiency, low-income individuals, people with disabilities and other hard-to-reach populations.