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Aetna Better Health® of Illinois

When you choose us as your HealthChoice Illinois — Medicaid health plan, you’re choosing care you can trust. It’s about bringing together what matters most to your health. Because healthier happens together®.

We’re here for members statewide. Not yet joined? Learn about becoming a member.

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Find what you need

Be as healthy as you can be. A wide range of benefits and services can help. 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 from your benefits.  

Not sure if you qualify for Medicaid?

Not sure if you qualify for Medicaid?

Understanding health insurance can be a challenge. 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.


Note: Illinois Client Enrollment Services will send you info about your health plan choices when it’s time for you to make a health plan choice and during your open enrollment period.

Check eligibility

Learn more about qualifying for Medicaid

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Keep in touch

Want to hear from us about important info by phone, text or email? You’ll get marketing updates on plan benefits, the rewards program, ways you can save money, new apps and services.


Simply text SIGN UP to 72138.


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Helpful info


Find answers 

Here are some common questions from other members like you.  

Questions and answers

Resources and services

Get the support you need. Learn about resources and services you can use.

Resources and services 

Health and wellness

Here, you’ll find tips about getting as healthy as you can, as well as how to get the most from your plan. 

Health and wellness library

Stay connected  

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

News and events

Keep your coverage Don’t lose your benefits 

Renew every year

You’ll need to renew your HealthChoice Illinois coverage each year. Learn more about how to keep your coverage.


Learn how to renew

Update your contact info

To keep your Medicaid benefits, be sure to update your address if you move. Visit the ABE website. Or contact the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to change your info. You can call 1-866-468-7543 (TTY: 711). Check out this video to learn more about updating your contact info.

Get help

Have questions? Contact us. Or call us at 1-866-329-4701 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


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About us

About us

Aetna Better Health of Illinois is part of Aetna® and the CVS Health® family, one of our country’s leading health care organizations. We’ve been serving people who use Medicaid services for over 30 years — from kids, adults and seniors to people with disabilities or other serious health issues.

Our national experience helps us do lots of good work in your community, where you live, work and play. And we’re proud to be your neighbor, working alongside you to make Illinois a great state. You can get the care you need to be as healthy as possible. And you can do it all close to home.

Want to learn more about us? Check our general Aetna Better Health website

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Beware of scams: Illinois will never ask you for money to renew or apply for Medicaid. Report scams to the fraud report website or the Medicaid fraud hotline
at 1-844-ILFRAUD (1-844-453-7283).

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