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Business Insurance

Illinois risk pools sue opioid makers, distributors
Business Insurance
Two Illinois nonprofit risk pools filed suit in Cook County Court in Chicago on Monday charging dozens of opioids manufacturers, distributors and others with insurance fraud, unjust enrichment and other charges in connection with the drug epidemic.
Nonprofit Workers Compensation, Health Insurance Providers IRMA and IPBC Seek Damages From Opioid Epidemic ...Hastings Tribune

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Posted on Oct 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Medicare exempts Illinois home health agencies from prior authorization
ModernHealthcare.com
Home health agencies argued in comments to the CMS that Illinois providers that were part of the original demonstration should get to sit out or receive less oversight under the new prior authorization effort, and the agency is telling White House ...


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Posted today (7 hours ago)

Herald & Review

Rauner skeptical about value of ACA-funded Medicaid expansion to Illinois taxpayers
Herald & Review
An analysis by Healthcare and Family Services says it cost an estimated $3.28 billion to pay for the care of the newly eligible parents and childless adults in Illinois' $22 billion Medicaid program in the fiscal year that ended June 30. ... Even ...


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Posted on Oct 6, 2018 (8 days ago)

The State Journal-Register

Insurance rates on Affordable Care Act exchange for Illinois stabilizing
The State Journal-Register
“In fact, many consumers may see a decrease in rates,” Jennifer Hammer, director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, told The State Journal-Register on Friday. Consumers will see average 4 percent increases in monthly premiums for “silver” plans ...

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Posted on Oct 5, 2018 (10 days ago)

WQAD.com

Illinois has the best mental healthcare in USA
WQAD.com
Illinois was the only state with an 'A' grade (100/100) on the test of compliance with the Federal Parity Law, which calls for providing coverage of mental health and substance use disorders on par with other illnesses. Tennessee was second in the ...
Illinois only state to get 'A' grade for mental health parity in Kennedy-Satcher assessmentCIproud.com

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Posted on Sep 26, 2018 (18 days ago)

Illinois' Venhaus Insurance Joins Valley Insurance Agency Alliance
Insurance Journal
Venhaus Insurance Agency, in Columbia, Illinois, has joined Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a network of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Venhaus Insurance Agency owner Doug Venhaus has been in the ...


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Posted today (12 hours ago)

Illinois State Treasurer's Office to visit library
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Illinois Department of Insurance officials will share presentations and guidebooks regarding Mental Health Parity and Substance Abuse Disorders to assist Illinois consumers. The open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ...


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Posted on Oct 3, 2018 (11 days ago)

OptOn Offering On-Demand Insurance for Illinois Rideshare Drivers
Insurance Journal
OptOn has launched its mobile, on-demand, commercial insurance product for rideshare drivers in Illinois. The company said the mobile app provides short-term primary insurance coverage for rideshare drivers across all rideshare driving periods with ...


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Posted on Oct 4, 2018 (10 days ago)

Tower Hill Specialty Enters Illinois Property Insurance Market
Insurance Journal
Ohio-based Tower Hill Specialty is now offering property insurance in Illinois. Currently available in seven states, Tower Hill Specialty provides homeowners, dwelling fire, manufactured housing and condominium products. Insurance coverages for ...


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Posted on Oct 10, 2018 (5 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Illinois Obamacare exchange rates to decrease next year for many popular plans
Chicago Tribune
Consumers who buy health insurance on Illinois' Obamacare exchange for next year will see slightly lower prices, on average, for the most popular plans — but it's unclear whether the decline in premiums will be enough to keep people buying them ...
State health insurance marketplace stabilizingCrain's Chicago Business

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Posted on Oct 10, 2018 (5 days ago)

Belleville News-Democrat

Man sentenced for defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare of almost $600000
Belleville News-Democrat
A former employee of Southern Illinois Healthcare was sentenced Tuesday in Benton to 18 months in prison for defrauding a healthcare company of $593,000. Cary Mosley pleaded guilty to the fraud charges earlier this year, according to previous federal ...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Frustrated with health insurance costs, some turn to religious plans: 'For us it's been a godsend'
Chicago Tribune
Despite those differences, people in Illinois and elsewhere are turning to the ministries amid frustrations over the costs of traditional health insurance and Obamacare's mandate that everyone buy insurance or pay a penalty. Ministry members are exempt ...


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Posted on Oct 8, 2018 (7 days ago)

Insurance Business

Muldowney Named President of Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
Insurance Journal
Patrick Muldowney has been elected oresident of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois. The Chicago-based Muldowney will be responsible for the general leadership functions of the organization. He will also serve as a member of the six-person ...
Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois elects new presidentInsurance Business
Alliant's Patrick Muldowney Elected President of Independent Insurance Agents of IllinoisBusiness Wire (press release)

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Posted today (23 hours ago)

Peoria Journal Star

Gov. Bruce Rauner skeptical about value of Medicaid expansion to Illinois taxpayers
Peoria Journal Star
Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration has put into place a managed-care program to make Illinois' Medicaid program more efficient for taxpayers and improve services for “our most vulnerable families.” But the Republican governor remains critical of ...


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Posted today (12 hours ago)

Chicago Tribune

First endorsements for the Illinois Senate
Chicago Tribune
She also has emerged as a leader in health insurance issues in Springfield. ... He opposes switching Illinois to a graduated income tax, which his opponent, Laura Ellman, a Democrat from Naperville who works for Argonne National Laboratory, supports.


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Posted today (7 hours ago)

Methodist College to Hold Annual Healthcare Career Exp
Peoria Journal Star
In addition to hosting Methodist College students and alumni, the Healthcare Career Expo will also welcome healthcare students from additional central Illinois colleges and universities. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from ...

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Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (4 days ago)

Illinois Department of Insurance Releases ACA Exchange Health Care Insurance Rates for 2019
Effingham's News Leader
The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) has released its on-Exchange health care rate and plan analysis for Plan Year 2019, showing that rates have stabilized for the first time in recent years. Average rates for the 2019 lowest cost silver plans ...


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Posted on Oct 13, 2018 (2 days ago)

Rockford Register Star

Rauner skeptical about ACA-funded Medicaid expansion's value
Rockford Register Star
An analysis by Healthcare and Family Services says it cost an estimated $3.28 billion to pay for the care of the newly eligible parents and childless adults in Illinois' $22 billion Medicaid program in the fiscal year that ended June 30. ... Even ...
Virginia Medicaid director: 'Tremendous need to get the word out' before expansionDaily Press

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Posted on Sep 16, 2018 (29 days ago)

The Southern

Southern Illinois Healthcare promises $750000 for proposed SIUC nursing program
The Southern
CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois Healthcare, the region's largest health care employer, has committed to fund a proposed Southern Illinois University Carbodnale nursing program to the tune of $750,000 over a three-year period, according to a letter to ...


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Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (4 days ago)

WBEZ

How Healthcare Works In Illinois
WBEZ
WBEZ's Kristen Schorsch and Barbara Otto of Smart Policy Works help break down healthcare in Illinois from how public and private systems work in our state, where inequities exist and what can be done about them. GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ ...


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Posted on Oct 2, 2018 (13 days ago)

Tower Hill Specialty Insurance Products Now Available In Illinois
PR Newswire (press release)
LOVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower Hill Specialty continues its steady expansion into the Midwest and Southeast by now offering property insurance in Illinois. Currently available in seven states, Ohio-based Tower Hill Specialty ...

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Posted today (8 hours ago)

Raoul talks about being a cancer survivor in new TV ad
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Today, Democratic candidate for attorney general Kwame Raoul released a new digital ad - “Survivor” - about his personal connection to prostate cancer and the healthcare that saved his life. Kwame lost his father ... In the Illinois Senate, Kwame led ...

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Posted today (5 hours ago)

Pence: “We also cut the heart out of Obamacare”
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
... here in Springfield can create jobs in Illinois and not see them created around the world. And we also cut the heart out of Obamacare” he said, with the removal of the individual mandate, requiring a penalty for those tho don't purchase insurance ...

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Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (4 days ago)

Rauner has been ally to Illinois businesses
Herald-Whig
Those who believe Rauner has made few accomplishments, this construction contractor is aware of the following accomplishments important to my company doing business in Illinois: º Vetoed the increase of the income tax to 4.95 percent. º Reduced ...


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