X
GO

Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

What's Happening in Will County

Will County to host Community Conversation to discuss changes in health insurance laws

Will County is hosting several State of Illinois agencies in a community conversation to discuss the changes in federal and state parity laws relating to mental health and substance use disorder treatments. The event is slated for 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 in the auditorium of the U Building on the campus of Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The County Executive’s Office of Substance Use Initiatives is partnering with Stepping Stones Treatment Center and the HERO Group to bring vital information to consumers about changes in the parity law that require insurance to cover behavioral health and physical health benefits equally. Illinois now has the nation’s strongest mental health and addiction parity law.

Speakers from the Illinois Department of Insurance, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Association of Medicaid Health Plans will be addressing the landmark law, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, and how it will impact Illinois residents’ insurance benefits.

“With the United States in the grips of an opioid epidemic, it is important for consumers to fully understand the benefits they are entitled to,” said Dr. Kathleen Burke, director of the Office of Substance Use Initiatives. “Many families and individuals are confused about their rights when it comes to mental health and substance use treatment coverage. This event will clarify what benefits all insurance companies are required by law to provide.”

It is also open enrollment time. Several counselors will be available at the event to help people sign up for the Affordable Care Act through the Get Covered Illinois program.

“The Illinois Department of Insurance is dedicated to educating people about their rights to behavioral health care,” said Brian Gorman, director of Outreach and Consumer Education at Get Covered Illinois. “Illinois has earned sole recognition for the strongest mental health parity laws and policies in the country. We continue to work to implement these policies and appreciate
Will County for hosting this event that helps deliver important information and assistance to the people of Illinois about their insurance.”

Tags:

 

facebook   twitter   Linked In   Google Plus   Youtube

 

Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Events

«August 2019»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021
8/21/2019 8:00 AM

Will County Fair

2019 Will County Fair /116th Anniversary / August 21 - 25, 2019

Read more
22
8/22/2019 8:00 AM

Will County Fair

2019 Will County Fair /116th Anniversary / August 21 - 25, 2019

Read more
23
8/23/2019 8:00 AM

Will County Fair

2019 Will County Fair /116th Anniversary / August 21 - 25, 2019

Read more
24
8/24/2019 8:00 AM

Will County Fair

2019 Will County Fair /116th Anniversary / August 21 - 25, 2019

Read more
25
8/25/2019 8:00 AM

Will County Fair

2019 Will County Fair /116th Anniversary / August 21 - 25, 2019

Read more
26272829
8/29/2019 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2993

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Aug. 29

The Workforce Center of Will County will host its weekly job fair from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Thursday, Aug. 29.

Read more
3031
12
9/2/2019 8:30 AM

Office Closed – Labor Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.

Read more
345
67

Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export

View Full Calendar