health insurance

Affrodable Care Act Enrollment
8:44 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Illinois, Missouri Exceed Health Insurance Signup Expectations; Iowa Falls Short

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More than 8 million people nationally signed up for health insurance during the first open enrollment period.

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Affordable Care Act
3:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Obamacare: Special Enrollment Period Underway

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The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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All IL republicans voted for the delay.
9:39 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Schock Votes to Delay Affordable Care Act

Schock as well as all IL Republicans and three Democrats voted to delay the affordable care act.
Credit Congressman Schock's Office

The US House of Representatives has voted to delay a key provision of the President’s signature health reform law.

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Claim amounts are down
8:51 am
Mon August 6, 2012

McDonough County Health Insurance Healthy

Alice Henry

McDonough County saw a number of very high health insurance claims last year. This year the trend has reversed; claims are down significantly.

Through the first seven months of the current fiscal year, claims are about $350,000 lower than at the same time last year.

Finance Committee Chair Alice Henry is breathing a sigh of relief.

She says, “Last year was such an anomaly with our costs being much higher than average. And so it looks like it's kind of equilibrating and getting back to more of an average year.”

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Bushnell Insurance
8:50 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Bushnell Responds to Employees Complaints

Bushnell city employees are saying the city did not tell them how much this year's health insurance coverage would cost them.

This year's plan provides a $500 deductible. The city pays 80% of the next $7,000 is costs. Employees can pay up to $1,900 in health care. That's about $400 more than under the current plan.
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Mayor Steve Russell said the city is asking employees to submit their questions-and complaints-to city hall in writing. The deadline is February 29th.    

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