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The state of Illinois late Thursday announced that the Benefit Choice Election Period has been extended to Monday, June 20.  The previous Benefit Choice election deadline had been Friday, June 17.  Employees will have an opportunity to submit a new enrollment form and change their election until the close of business on Monday, June 20....
Late Wednesday afternoon Central Management Services notified NIU that the state has reached 90-day agreements with the following carriers: HealthLink OAP Health Alliance Illinois Health Alliance HMO As a result, Human Resource Services will now be able to accept enrollment forms with these selections. The state continues to investigate the possibility of 90-day agreements with...
Seal of the State of Illinois
The insurance situation for state of Illinois employees and annuitants remains in flux. Actions taken Tuesday, June 14, by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability have potentially opened the door to a flood of new options before the June 17 Benefits Choice deadline. Here is a recap of what is known at this time....
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A ruling by a Sangamon County judge has thrown a new wrinkle into the health insurance picture for state employees. The ruling, which came down Friday, prohibits the state of Illinois from enrolling employees, retirees and dependents in any new self-insured “open access” health plans that begin July 1. As a result, HealthLink OAP and...
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In the next couple of days, NIU employees will receive, at their home addresses, a letter from the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) regarding this year’s Benefit Choice Period. Changes for FY2012 that are currently definitive are summarized in the letter. On April 7, 2011, HRS notified employees of Managed Care Health Plan Revisions. However, these revisions have...