Across the state, retired public-sector employees have questions about looming changes to their health insurance plans.
Those changes were the subject of a recent Capitol hearing.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met to hear testimony from representatives of Central Management Services and group insurance providers regarding changes for state retirees that, in many cases, have created confusion among retirees.
Specific guidelines on how to obtain the state’s newly expanded Temporary Visitor Driver's License have been announced by Senate President John J. Cullerton and Secretary of State Jesse White.
“As Washington D.C. deals with the issues of immigration, we here in Illinois have to deal with the safety of our roads,” Cullerton said. “This bipartisan law recognized the fact that there’s over a quarter-million undocumented drivers on the roads without the benefit of proper training, testing and insurance.”
To the Ross family from Springfield, the Marriage Equality legislation pending in the Illinois House hits home.
“We want to make sure we have protections in our own state,” Miranda Ross said.
Jennifer and Miranda Ross, including their four-month-old son Asher, joined the estimated 3,000 supporters of Senate Bill 10 at the Capitol this week, calling on legislators to extend the rights of marriage to committed same-sex couples.
Getting health insurance
There are two websites available for accessing the health care exchange or the webpage where you can choose from different health insurance plans.
If you are small business owner click here to find out information on getting your employees covered.
Senate Public Health Committee Chair John G. Mulroe has made arrangements to bring a visible symbol of breast cancer awareness to the Capitol during this week's veto session.
On October 23, Chairman Mulroe will be joined in Springfield by the Hologic Breast Tomosynthesis Armor Mobile Coach. The tomo-coach is a customized motor coach and Hologic is partnering with Mulroe in Springfield to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Chairman Mulroe wants to increase knowledge about breast cancer prevention. The traveling coach displays information on the newest form of breast cancer detection, 3D mammography. 3D mammography is considered one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for the early detection of breast cancer to date. Illinois boasts 34 hospitals providing this technology.
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