The confusion continues for state workers and retirees, who are wondering if they will be covered under new health insurance plans.
 
Last week, Health Alliance and Humana filed lawsuits in an effort to require Illinois to re-bid its health insurance provider contract for state employees, retirees, and dependents. On June 14, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA), a bipartisan legislative oversight panel, met in Chicago to discuss options for a 90-day emergency contract with varying insurance carriers.
 
The outcome of that meeting, according to the State Journal-Register:

"The General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability on Tuesday gave state officials authority to work out 90-day contracts with HealthLink and Personal Care for “open-access” plans. Officials from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services said they will try to work out similar short-term contracts with Health Alliance and Humana, the losing bidders in the state's recent health-care contract awards."

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