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Posted on Apr 18, 2018 (2 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Illinois' Rauner stops sending Medicaid patients to Blue Cross ...
ModernHealthcare.com
The Rauner administration has cut off Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois from enrolling patients in the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program, a blow to the dominant insurer. The Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, which ...
Illinois sanctions Blue Cross for Medicaid program violationsBloomington Pantagraph

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Posted today (16 hours ago)

Healthcare IT News

Illinois procurement board recommends voiding UI Health EHR ...
Healthcare IT News
UI Health in Chicago EHR project bidding case will now go to the state ethics board for review. Photo via UI Health. The Illinois Procurement Policy Board is recommending the EHR contract between the University of Illinois Health and Epic be voided due ...
Illinois state board finds conflict of interest in U of Illinois' Epic ...Becker's Hospital Review

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Posted on Apr 10, 2018 (10 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Paying a penalty for no health insurance? Not in 13 Illinois counties.
Chicago Tribune
This year, 13 Illinois counties — representing 18 percent of exchange consumers and including Lake and McHenry — have only one insurer offering coverage on the exchange, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The exemption applies to ...
2018-04-09 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS.govCMS.gov
Hardship Exemptions - CMS.govCMS.gov
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Amazon S3Amazon S3

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Posted today (13 hours ago)

Chicago Tribune

State of Illinois incorrectly mailed personal information of more than ...
Chicago Tribune
Personal financial and medical information of more than 4,000 people was mailed to the wrong addresses earlier this year, two state agencies announced Friday. “Notices containing personal information were mailed to 4,136 individuals at incorrect ...
Personal information of Illinois residents mailed to the wrong ...MyStateline.com
Illinois Officials Report Personal Data Delivered ImproperlyU.S. News & World Report

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Posted today (16 hours ago)

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Obamacare Protection Measure Fails in Illinois House | NPR Illinois
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The Illinois House failed to pass legislation related to the Affordable Care Act on Friday. It would have locked in certain health insurance benefits.
ACA-Related Bill Fails in Illinois House | WSIUWSIU

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Posted on Apr 18, 2018 (2 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Women fighting cancer ask, 'why won't Illinois insurers cover egg, embryo freezing?'
Chicago Tribune
“Coverage mandates increase health insurance premiums and decrease choice for Illinois consumers,” said Whitney Barnes, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Insurance, which opposes the bill. Other opponents include Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...


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Posted on Apr 17, 2018 (3 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Illinois sanctions Blue Cross for Medicaid program violations ...
Chicago Tribune
The state has slapped sanctions on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, saying its Medicaid managed care network of doctors and hospitals is inadequate and it isn't responding to grievances and appeals as it should. Blue Cross is part of the state's ...

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Posted today (14 hours ago)

Rockford Register Star

Spectrum Insurance Agency agents fulfill requirements
Rockford Register Star
ROCKFORD — Spectrum Insurance Agency recently congratulated six employees fulfilling the continuing education requirements set forth by the Department of Insurance of Illinois and Wisconsin. Maria Salinas and Nancy Salsbury attended the ethics class ...


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Illinois stops Medicaid enrollment to state's BCBS
Healthcare Dive
It's a blow for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, which has the largest population in the state's 1.7 million-member Medicaid program with more than 432,000 members. Meridian Health Plan is a close second. Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican ...
Illinois suspends BCBS from offering managed Medicaid plans: 3 notesBecker's Hospital Review

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Posted on Apr 18, 2018 (2 days ago)

Illinois' Rauner stops sending Medicaid patients to Blue Cross
ModernHealthcare.com
Medicaid recipients are choosing among seven insurers depending on where they live in Illinois—Blue Cross has enrolled the most so far—as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's new managed care program. He's largely privatizing the state health insurance ...


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Posted today (17 hours ago)

Chicago Sun-Times

Don't let your health insurance company cut your benefits on a whim
Chicago Sun-Times
If you have commercial health coverage in Illinois, the plan you signed up for may not be the plan you ultimately receive. Here in Illinois, your health insurer can change your prescription benefits on a whim, at any point during the year. And if they ...


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Posted today (14 hours ago)

WSIL TV

House passes bill to control drug prices - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
WSIL TV
SPRINGFIELD -- Legislation to keep the price of generic prescription drugs down passes in the House. HB 4900 goes after drug companies accused of price-gouging with state-sponsored insurance plans like Medicaid. Ben Calcaterra is a pharmacist at Logan ...


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Iowa: Transitional health insurance plans to remain for 2019
telegraphherald.com
DES MOINES — Iowa insurance officials say 38,000 Iowans who bought health insurance policies after the Affordable Care Act was passed into law but before the state insurance exchanges were set up in 2014 will get to keep those polices for another year ...

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Posted today (14 hours ago)

Wellness center, Illinois Fire Juniors form partnership
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — The Center for Integrated Wellness in Bloomington has been selected as training and healthcare partner for the Illinois Fire Juniors Central Illinois Premier Soccer Club. The three-year partnership is designed to aid Illinois Fire ...


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Illinois Senate Again Passes Workers' Comp Reform Measure
Insurance Journal
The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies writing workers' compensation policies. The plan that passed 34-21 on April 17 is identical to one Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year. The Republican has complained for years that ...

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Posted on Apr 13, 2018 (7 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Illinois hospital goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month
ModernHealthcare.com
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month ...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 (25 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

In withdrawal: Treating the babies of Illinois' opioid crisis
ModernHealthcare.com
Zabian Halliburton was born across the southern Illinois border on New Year's Day, arriving into the world at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches. By his second night, he was in withdrawal from the cocktail of meth and heroin his mother used while ...

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Posted on Apr 10, 2018 (11 days ago)

United States: Illinois Federal Court Rejects Twin Suits Challenging Dividend Payment Practices
Mondaq News Alerts
Challenges to mutual life insurers' discretion in setting dividend scales date back over 100 years. Earlier this year, in Anderson v. Country Life Insurance Company and Ochoa v. State Farm Life Insurance Company, a federal court in Illinois dismissed ...


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Posted on Apr 17, 2018 (3 days ago)

Workers' compensation changes get Illinois Senate approval again
The State Journal-Register
The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies that write workers' compensation policies. The legislation that passed 34-21 Tuesday is identical to a proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed last year. The Republican has complained for ...

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Posted on Apr 5, 2018 (15 days ago)

Chicago Tribune

Holes in federal law to protect insurance coverage put mentally ill at risk, advocates say
Chicago Tribune
“I don't think it is a fair representation to say that there are parity violations or that the parity law isn't being implemented fully,” said Samantha Olds Frey, executive director of the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans, which represents ...

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Posted on Mar 31, 2018 (20 days ago)

WAND

Healthcare changes are coming to Illinois residents Sunday
WAND
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents with medicaid will have their coverage change Sunday when they're transferred into a managed care program called HealthChoice Illinois. The point of the new program is to reduce ...


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ModernHealthcare.com

Blue Cross' parent learns to live with Obamacare—and make some money, too
ModernHealthcare.com
The parent of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, the state's largest insurer, made more than a billion dollars last year, rebounding after three years of Affordable Care Act-related duress. Health Care Service Corp.'s 2017 net income soared more ...

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Posted on Apr 13, 2018 (7 days ago)

The Lund Report

New Insurance Commissioner Excited to Work in Progressive Oregon
The Lund Report
The opening in Oregon gave him a chance to return to the United States with his young family and preside over an agency he considers to be one of the most progressive insurance regulators in the nation. “In Illinois, we would look to Oregon … as a ...


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Posted on Apr 16, 2018 (5 days ago)

2017-18 ALL-USA Illinois Boys Basketball Team
USA TODAY High School Sports
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Illinois Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season. For the complete list of American Family ...

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