Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law.

Official Health Insurance Marketplace Websites – The official website for the Health Insurance Marketplace; sign up here starting October 1st, 2013 and get more information. You can also call for help with the Marketplace – 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325 Help for Individuals and Families – Help with the Health Insurance Marketplace for individuals and families Local Help – Search by city, state, or zip code to find local organizations that help with the Health Insurance Marketplace


These applications can be printed out and submitted by U.S. mail:

Individual Short Form (Instructions)

Family Form (Instructions)

Individual Without Financial Assistance (Instructions)

Other Useful ACA Websites

DuPage County Health Department – The official DuPage County Health Department webpage for the Affordable Care Act

DuPagePads – DuPagePads Awarded Grant to Assist in Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment

State of Illinois - Official information on the Affordable Care Act and Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace from the State of Illinois

Get Covered Illinois – Gets consumers to the right place to access plans from the eight insurers offering coverage in Illinois or to determine if they are eligible for low-cost Medicaid program.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Information on the Affordable Care Act from the U.S. government Department of Health and Human Services

Small Business Resources – Information on the law from the U.S. Small Business Administration

AARP – Information on the Affordable Care Act from the AARP

Kaiser Family Foundation – Information from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health information organization

Other Health-Related Web Sites