Though Open Enrollment for 2014 Marketplace coverage is over, the Affordable Care Act's Special Enrollment Period (SEP) allows individuals and families who qualify to buy private health plans through the Marketplace. Presenters Katherine Layden and Gabriella Meltzer of the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee (CFL-WAC) will explain the details of the SEP and answer attendee questions at a special Main Library information session, Thursday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm. Register now to join us.
The website explains, the SEP is “a time outside of the open enrollment period during which you and your family have a right to sign up for job-based health coverage…following certain life events that involve a change in family status (for example, marriage or birth of a child) or loss of other job-based health coverage.” Learn more about special circumstances.

About the Affordable Care Act 

The Affordable Care Act is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010 and continues to be implemented in 2014. Visit trusted government websites, including and, for more information, or ask us at any library location.

About The Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee 

Established in 1994, The Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee is dedicated to developing and strengthening the skills of Chicagoland workers to fulfill the needs of area employers and vitalize the local economy. To learn more, visit their website.