It's your last chance to sign up for open enrollment

It's your last chance to sign up for open enrollment. (WICS)

There’s just one day left for the 2019 open enrollment plan.

The last day to sign up is December 15.

Data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show a decrease in the number of people enrolling this year compared to last year.

This decrease can contribute to a variety of factors, including getting rid of the individual mandate to enroll, as well as more people seeking health care through work.

"Here at the Department of Insurance, it's very vital for people to have insurance coverage, not only for your day-to-day medical checkups but also in case of an accident or illness. You never want know when they could strike and you want to make sure you are covered in that event,” said Whitney Barnes, with the Illinois Department of Insurance.

The Department of Insurance visited 102 counties in Illinois to encourage open enrollment.

The campaign encourages consumers to be well-versed when it comes to their health care options.

For more information on open enrollment, click here.

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