State employees and retirees will be able to keep their current health insurance plans through Fiscal Year 2012, according to Senator Bill Brady.

On August 31, the state’s Chief Procurement Officer approved contract extensions for all current group health insurance providers through June 30, 2012. The current contracts had been set expire on September 28.

“Thousands of Illinois citizens have faced months of questions and uncertainty about their health care and access to their doctors, ever since the announcement in April that the state was dropping Health Alliance and Humana insurance plans from state’s group health insurance program,” Senator Brady said. “It really is unconscionable the way this situation has been handled by the current Administration. Callers to my legislative offices have questioned why the change was done so secretly, quickly and without the input of the patients who will be affected.”

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