Ill. Agency Can't Nix Health Plan Contract Freeze

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a stay on certain state employee health insurance contracts, which a lower court imposed after Health Alliance Medical Plans Inc. sued Illinois officials over the award of the work to other companies.

The state's Fourth District Appellate Court shared concerns over the legality of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services' award of the self-insured plan contracts, based on a legislative body's earlier decision to deny the expansion and continuation of self-insurance by the state through two DHFS-selected...
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