State of Illinois en HMOs Get Another Shot at 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 HMOs Get Another Shot at State Contract