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The “in-person counselor” jobs are located in every corner of the state
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CHICAGO — Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The “in-person counselor” jobs, located in every corner of the state, range from a $9-an-hour part-time evening job in Clinton County to a $45,000-a-year project coordinator position in Chicago for someone with experience in community organizing and public speaking.
Training sessions are being held across the state, at sites including Chicago, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Springfield, Quincy, Champaign, Rockford, Peoria, Belleville and Carbondale. More training sessions will be added as needed, Claffey said, and continuing education will be provided throughout the open enrollment period, which runs through the end of March 2014.
The workers will help consumers apply for coverage, and will answer questions and explain differences between the insurance policies offered on the new online marketplace. They will help consumers figure out if they’re eligible for Medicaid or for new tax credits that will help many people pay for coverage.
Job applications are being collected online and anyone hired will get three days of training about health insurance, enrollment rules and other complicated aspects of the health law. Illinois must act quickly to be ready for Oct. 1, the first day of enrollment for the law’s new insurance opportunities.