Most people with a Department of Healthcare & Family Services (HFS) medical card are required to enroll in HealthChoice Illinois, the Medicaid managed care program. The HealthChoice Illinois program is mandatory (required) in all counties.
If you are required to enroll in HealthChoice Illinois, you will get an enrollment packet in the mail. The packet will include:
- A HealthChoice Illinois enrollment letter. The letter lists your health plan, primary care provider (PCP), and enrollment start date.
- A report card with tips for choosing a health plan.
- A brochure explaining how to enroll in a HealthChoice Illinois health plan.
- A comparison chart that lists all your health plan choices and extra benefits.
After you are enrolled, you can change your health plan one time each year during open enrollment. About two months before your open enrollment period, we will send you the latest plan report card and a HealthChoice Illinois open enrollment letter.