Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) to Pause New Enrollments (effective 11/06/2023)
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has provided public notice that new enrollment in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) program will be temporarily paused effective November 6, 2023.
The HBIS program offers a benefit package with $0 premiums and $0 co-payments. Nonemergency inpatient hospitalizations, nonemergency emergency room visits and nonemergency hospital or ambulatory surgical treatment center outpatient services may require co-payments or cost-sharing.
Covered services included doctor and hospital care, lab tests, rehabilitative services such as physical therapy, home health, mental health, and substance abuse disorder services, dental and vision services, and prescription drugs.
There are several requirements for eligibility but all immigrant seniors, ages 65 and older, are encouraged to apply for the program by 5:00PM November 5, 2023. Applications can be submitted using any of the following methods:
UPDATED DESK AID - Income Limits for Public Benefits and ACA Health Insurance Marketplace (current as of 11/13/2023)
We have updated our FPL income limits for Medicaid, Marketplace, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Desk Aid (current as of November 13, 2023). To download a copy of the updated desk aid, use the button below.
Illinois Child Care Assistance Program
The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care that allows them to continue working and contributes to the healthy, emotional and social development of the child. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, income, and number of children in care.
A family may be eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program if:
The children are under the age of 13,
A parent/guardian is working or enrolled in an approved education or training program, and
The family's monthly gross income is at or below 225% FPL.
Access Illinois' online CCAP Application and tips for completing the application.
Visit YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Child Care Assistance Program webpage with access to additional information and assistance.
Baby Formula Shortage
If you, or someone you know is affected by the baby formula shortage, download, read, and share this informative brochure produced by DuPage County Health Department.
Public Benefits Training for Early Childhood Providers
DuPage Federation has developed an interactive training course for providers who are interested in learning the basics of public benefits, specifically Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to provide guidance and support to their clients who may benefit from these services. The course includes information that is relevant to providers who serve families with young children including early childhood providers. The training is self-paced and provides the learner with the following information about Medicaid, TANF and SNAP:
What is it?
Who is eligible?
What are the benefits?
How to apply?
The training is free for providers who serve DuPage County residents and $10.00 for providers who do not serve residents of DuPage County. To request access to the training, use the Register button below. Please note, the contact information we ask you to provide will ONLY be used to confirm location and to send you access to the training.