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Your path to better health

A wide range of benefits and services can keep you healthier. You have a network of providers to get you the right care when you need it. We’ll help you understand your coverage. And make sure you get the most out of your benefits. Need language services? You can get help at no cost. See our non-discrimination notice to learn more.

Not sure if you qualify?

Not sure if you qualify?

Understanding Medicaid can be tough. Especially if it’s new to you. Or if it’s your first time enrolling. You and your family may be eligible for benefits without knowing it. The first step? See if you qualify. You can use the Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) tool to get started.



Check eligibility


Learn more about what to expect 


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Helpful information


Find answers 

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) from members like you. 

View FAQs 

Local resources

Get care close to home. Learn more about local resources near you.

Go to our local resources page 

Health and wellness

Here, you’ll find tips about getting healthier and ways to get the most out of your plan. 

Visit our health and wellness library

Stay connected  

Learn about upcoming events in your area and see our latest news.  

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Keeping your coverage Don’t lose your benefits 

Keep your coverage

Some people have to renew their Medicaid coverage each year. Learn more about how to keep your coverage.


Learn how to renew

Moved? New address?

You need to keep your info updated to keep your benefits. You can visit the ABE website or call the HFS Health Benefits Hotline at 1-866-468-7543 (TTY: 711to update your info.

Get help

Have questions? Member Services is here to help. Contact us from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


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About us

About us

Aetna® is one of the nation's leading health care providers and a part of the CVS Health® family. We have over 30 years of experience serving Medicaid populations including children, adults and people with disabilities or other serious health conditions.


We bring our national experience to your communities. We understand how important it is to get care close to home. We are proud to be members of your communities, living and working here in Illinois. 


You can go to the Aetna Better Health site to learn more.

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