Health Alliance and Humana have another chance to stay on the books as providers of health insurance for state employees in Illinois.
A legislative panel paved the way for Illinois to settle a lawsuit with Urbana-based Health Alliance. The company sued last year after losing its state contract. State employees represent a significant share of its customers.
Julie Hamos, Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, said as a condition of the settlement, the state is re-opening the bidding for state employee health insurance providers.