Ambetter of Illinois Expands Health Insurance Offering to 23 Counties Statewide - Offering More Residents Affordable, Accessible Coverage

Ambetter of Illinois offers Illinois residents a variety of affordable plans during Open Enrollment beginning Nov. 1 

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambetter of Illinois, a product offered by a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) which provides insurance to under-insured and uninsured populations through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, announced today that it will offer a variety of affordable health insurance plans to residents in 23 counties in Illinois for 2024. Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace for Illinois runs from Nov. 1, 2023, through Jan. 15, 2024. 

Ambetter of Illinois offers its members access to quality care, convenient services and valuable rewards. 2024 benefits and offerings include:

  • Affordable and Reliable Coverage 

Ambetter of Illinois provides coverage of all essential health benefits, including preventive and wellness services, maternity and newborn care, pediatric services, mental health services, hospitalizations and prescription drug coverage. Some plans also include dental and vision coverage.  

  • Virtual 24/7 Care

Virtual 24/7 Care offers members an Ambetter-designated licensed provider via telehealth without having to leave their home to get quick remedies for non-emergency illnesses such as flu, skin conditions, ear infections, fever and respiratory infections.  

  • Online Enrollment Assistance 

Through the Ambetter of Illinois website, people can browse and compare coverage options, determine their eligibility for financial subsidies and directly enroll in coverage – all in one place. The platform is accessible through mobile devices, so people can enroll using smartphones. If a person is unable to complete enrollment all at once, the system will save progress and provide reminders to finish enrollment.

  • My Health Pays 

Members have access to the My Health Pays® program, where they can earn points for practicing healthy eating habits, staying active, saving smart, and being well. Through the program, members can complete health-related activities and challenges, and can earn up to $500 in rewards in 2024. These rewards can be used for health-related expenses such as copays and deductibles. My Health Pays also allows members to set and reach health goals at their own pace by providing seasonal suggestions for activities and guidance to help stay on track. 

  • Walgreens Discounts* 

Ambetter of Illinois and Walgreens are improving the affordability of health and wellness products for members in Illinois. In 2024, members will receive a 20% discount on Walgreens-branded over-the-counter health and wellness products including, but not limited to, allergy; blood pressure and diagnostics; children's medications; cough/cold relief; dental; diabetes; diet aids and supplements; digestive health and nausea; first aid; foot care; hand sanitizer; healthcare appliances; hearing aid batteries; home healthcare solutions; humidifiers; pain relief; reader glasses; sanitary; sleep aids; smoking cessation; sun care; vaporizers; vitamins and supplements. 

Below is the full list of Illinois counties in which Ambetter of Illinois will be offered:  

  • Bond
  • Calhoun
  • Clinton
  • Cook
  • DuPage
  • Greene
  • Grundy
  • Henry
  • Jersey
  • Kane
  • Kankakee
  • Kendall
  • Lake
  • Macoupin
  • Madison
  • Mercer
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Randolph
  • Rock Island
  • St. Clair
  • Washington
  • Will

Illinois residents interested in learning more about Ambetter of Illinois or enrolling in a health plan during the open enrollment period can visit

About Ambetter of Illinois

Ambetter of Illinois is underwritten by Celtic Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. Ambetter of Illinois serves under-insured and uninsured populations through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, please visit For information on your right to receive an Ambetter of Illinois plan free of discrimination, or your right to receive language, auditory and/or visual assistance services, please visit and scroll to the bottom of the page.

* Discount valid only for in-store purchases of eligible Walgreens brand health and wellness products by current members eligible for the Ambetter Health discount program. Discount cannot be used online. For a full list of Walgreens brand health and wellness products, please visit Offer not available on the following items: alcohol, charitable donations, dairy, home medical equipment and durable medical equipment products, items or services submitted to insurance for reimbursement or where otherwise limited by law, liquor departments, lottery tickets, magazines, money orders/transfers, newspapers, pharmacy items and services, phone/prepaid/gift cards, photo orders, prescriptions, Prescriptions Savings Club membership fee, pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products, stamps, tobacco and transportation passes. Walgreens reserves the right to discontinue the offer at its discretion.

SOURCE Ambetter of Illinois