Health Alliance http://tspr.org en Open Enrollment Deadline Looms http://tspr.org/post/open-enrollment-deadline-looms <p>Everyone must have health coverage whether it’s a private plan, through work or a government subsidy by March 31. Those who don’t will face a tax penalty next year. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:08:29 +0000 Emily Boyer 50239 at http://tspr.org Open Enrollment Deadline Looms Illinois to Drop Health Alliance for Retirees http://tspr.org/post/illinois-drop-health-alliance-retirees <p>The state of Illinois has removed Urbana-based Health Alliance from its list of retiree contracts, as of January 2014. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:20:22 +0000 Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Radio 41595 at http://tspr.org Illinois to Drop Health Alliance for Retirees HMOs Get Another Shot at State Contract http://tspr.org/post/hmos-get-another-shot-state-contract <p>Health Alliance and Humana have another chance to stay on the books as providers of health insurance for state employees in Illinois.</p><p>A&nbsp; legislative panel paved the way for Illinois to settle a lawsuit with Urbana-based Health Alliance. The company sued last year after losing its state contract. State employees&nbsp; represent a significant share of its customers.</p><p>Julie Hamos, Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family&nbsp; Services, said as a condition of the settlement, the state is re-opening the&nbsp; bidding for state employee health insurance providers.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:53:34 +0000 Rich Egger 11022 at http://tspr.org HMOs Get Another Shot at State Contract