Medicaid Expansion Program

HealthChoice Illinois

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), under its new program, “HealthChoice Illinois,” requires most individuals with an HFS medical card to pick a health plan for their care coordination services. The health plan you pick will provide you with all of your health care needs and help coordinate your care. Once enrolled, you will be enrolled with your health plan for 12 months. At the end of the 12 months, you will be able to pick a new health plan or stay enrolled with your current health plan. This is called your open enrollment period.

Our provider offices will contract with the following health plan(s) to provide services to our patients:
• Blue Cross Community Health Plan
• Meridian Health Plan
• Harmony Health Plan
• Molina Healthcare
• Aetna Better Health
• Illinicare Health Plan

If you chose signed up for a HealthChoice IL plan early, or was auto enrolled in a plan, but are not happy with the plan or the plan isn’t listed above or with your provider, you can make a change on time in he first 90 days starting April 1. This is called the “90-day plan switch”. This 90-day plan switch will NOT be offered again next year.