Wednesday, June 6, 2012

State of Illinois Selects Coventry Health Care for Open Access Plan and HMO Health Benefit Plans


Coventry Health Care of Illinois, Inc. (“Coventry Health Care”), formerly PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois, Inc., is pleased to announce that Coventry Health Care will continue to participate in the state of Illinois’ Open Access Plan (“OAP”) and HMO benefit plans.

On May 1, the state of Illinois and Coventry Health Care signed a long-term contract for the OAP that will allow Coventry Health Care to administer the health benefits plan through 2016.

The state also recently announced its decision to offer Coventry Health Care’s HMO plan to its employees for a 90-day period, effective July 1 to September 28. HMO members looking for a long-term solution are encouraged to consider the OAP, which offers many of the same benefits as the HMO with an expanded provider network and an option to renew through 2016.

The OAP administered by Coventry Health Care offers nationwide provider access, low-cost dependent coverage, online wellness resources and a proven track record of excellent service. Based in Champaign, Coventry Health Care’s services are delivered locally and supported by national parent company Coventry Health Care, Inc.

"We’re grateful for another opportunity to assist state employees and their families with high quality, affordable health care,” said Mike Wolff, Coventry Health Care executive director in Illinois. “The state and their employees can rest assured our local health plan staff is prepared to provide the same excellent service and benefits they have enjoyed for the past 28 years."

State employees can enroll in the plan of their choice throughout the benefit choice period, which began on May 1. The duration of the open enrollment period is being determined by the state. Employees are encouraged to stay up to date by visiting

About Coventry Health Care

Serving the community since 1984, Coventry Health Care, formerly PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois, Inc., is a local health plan supported by resources of its parent company, Coventry Health Care, Inc. Recognized by Consumer Reports and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as one of the top-ranked commercial health plans in Illinois for the sixth consecutive year in November 2011, Coventry Health Care’s employees serve customers from offices in Champaign, Downers Grove, Peoria and Rockford. Visit to learn more.

About Coventry Health Care, Inc.

Coventry Health Care, Inc. (“Coventry”) is a national managed health care company operating health plans, insurance companies, network rental companies and workers’ compensation services companies. Coventry provides a full range of risk and fee-based managed care products and services to a broad cross section of individuals, employer and government-funded groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers and plan administrators. The company is based in Bethesda, Md.

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