Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries are about to see a major shake-up of the program, with several insurers now out of the running to be part of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s overhaul plan.

On Monday, the state released a list of insurers that responded to a request for proposals to be part of Rauner’s re-imagined Medicaid managed care program. In Medicaid managed care, private insurers administer Medicaid benefits, whereas the state administers benefits in traditional Medicaid.

Four of the current 12 insurers that are part of Medicaid managed care in Illinois — Family Health Network, Humana, Cigna-HealthSpring and Community Care Alliance of Illinois — did not submit proposals by the state’s deadline to be part of the revamped program. One new insurer, Trusted Health Plan, submitted a proposal.

In all, nine insurers, including eight returning ones, submitted proposals by the deadline. Rauner has said he plans to narrow the program to no more than seven insurers, from the current 12.

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4 insurers out of running for Rauner’s Medicaid overhaul – Chicago Tribune