Illinois Health Insurance Exchange

Illinois set to create state run insurance marketplace, rate review

Illinois is set to run it’s own insurance marketplace to counter soaring costs of health plans sold on the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace. On Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law health care priorities backed by democrats, including a new state-based marketplace and rate review. Illinois residents currently access the federal health care marketplace […]

Illinois Approves Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved legislation mandating the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse behavioral and mental health providers for telehealth. The bill was one of five signed into law this week by Rauner, all designed to improve access to mental healthcare and increase treatment opportunities in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis. “We […]

Illinois insurers plan 2018 double-digit ACA rate increases

Illinois consumers and small businesses using Obamacare will have fewer insurers to choose from and could face double-digit rate hikes for health plans they buy on the exchanges. On average, the highest rate increase proposed for plans to be sold to Illinois small businesses is nearly 47 percent, and for consumers, 43 percent, according to […]