Insurance news made when high school football player inspires law

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The Governor of Illinois has just signed a new bill that was inspired by an injured student. Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, has just signed a new bill into law, making insurance news when he added his signature while visiting Eisenhower High School, located in Blue Island Illinois. The reason that the signing occurred at that high school was that the law was inspired by one of its students. The insurance news started back in the year 2000, when a student at Eisenhower, who was on the football team,…

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Illinois health insurance companies seek to circumvent federal law

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Acts of health insurance providers create drama with state regulators Drama has erupted in the insurance industry in Illinois. The state’s Department of Insurance has taken issue with an action that many of the state’s largest health insurance providers plan to take in order to avoid federal reforms for an entire year. Per the Affordable Care Act, insurers will not be able to charge higher rates for women, those with pre-existing conditions, and other demographics beginning January 1, 2014. In an attempt to sidestep these new regulations, many of the…

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Illinois sets sights on health insurance co-op

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Illinois announces plans for health insurance co-op As the Affordable Care Act inches closer to becoming fully enacted in 2014, states are making moves on the health insurance exchanges that the law requires them to host. These health insurance exchange systems are meant to be online marketplaces where consumers can find affordable health insurance policies. Several states have chosen not to build or operate their own insurance exchange but others, such as Illinois, have been considering a somewhat less popular approach to the issue. Co-op could be a decent alternative…

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Illinois health insurance exchange still uncertain

Illinois Health Insurance Exchanges

Illinois health insurance exchange is the basis for new political turmoil in its home state The Affordable Care Act is here to stay in the U.S., secured by a second term victory from President Obama and upheld by the Supreme Court. Because the future of the health care reform law is not longer in question, states are beginning to take aggressive steps to ensure they comply with the federal law. Some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act are more easily accomplished than others, however, and some states are…

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Illinois introduces heavier penalties for uninsured motorists

Following a battle that was started by one woman in Illinois who was almost killed in an accident with an uninsured driver, the state has now introduced stricter penalties for motorists without insurance. Recent data from a survey by the Insurance Research Council has showed that 15 percent of drivers within the state don’t have insurance. The accident that started the ball rolling on the change in regulation occurred in June 2010. The woman in question was Ashley Lacey, who was in an accident with a car that didn’t have…

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