Administrative Services

Affordable Care Act Notice

Mandatory Notice of Insurance Marketplace

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandates the State of Illinois as your employer, by and through Western Illinois University, to send you a notice that explains the option to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Please be aware that you do not need to purchase insurance through the Marketplace as long as you maintain health insurance coverage as required by the State of Illinois. Health insurance under one of the benefits plans provided by the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (“CMS”) satisfies your individual responsibility to carry health insurance coverage under the PPACA.

All employees are encouraged to review the notice. If you do not currently have health insurance, please carefully read the following notice (see link below). PPACA requires nearly all individuals to obtain health insurance coverage for themselves.

Mandatory Notice of Insurance Marketplace



If you have additional questions regarding these issues, please consult the resources listed below:

Information About Health Coverage Offered by your Employee


For Graduate Assistants:

Notice to Graduate Assistants


For Student Employees:

Notice to Student Employees