University of Illinois System

Student Employees and the Affordable Care Act

Insurance Marketplace Notice

The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires the University to provide all new employees with written notice about the ACA’s insurance marketplaces ("Insurance Marketplace Notice"). The notice explains the option to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The University is required to provide you this notice even if you are enrolled in the student health insurance plan.

If you already have health insurance coverage for yourself and your dependent family members through the student health insurance plan and/or a parent, spouse, or other family member, then the Insurance Marketplace Notice is for informational purposes because you will already satisfy your responsibility to maintain health insurance coverage. You do not need to purchase insurance through the Marketplace as long as you and your dependent family members maintain insurance coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about the Notice


To learn more about ACA, please consult these resources.


If you have questions about your student employment status, please contact your university student employment or human resources office.

If you have questions about the student health insurance plan, please contact the student insurance office at your university: