insurance http://peoriapublicradio.org en Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-rauner-health-care-program-poses-problems-state <div>Monday was the final day for most people to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Two prominent Illinois Republicans say the state could face some big problems down the road because of the program.</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Tony Arnold 21080 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state Sex-change operations added to U of I Urbana student insurance plans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sex-change-operations-added-u-i-urbana-student-insurance-plans <div>University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to add coverage for sex-change operations to the health insurance plan used by many students on the Urbana campus. &nbsp;University officials say that coverage will cost undergraduates an extra 2 dollars each semester, starting this fall. That’s on top of an increase of $35 that the University says is related to the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Student Stephanie Skora is president of the Campus Union for Trans Equality, and she urged trustees to support the gender confirmation surgery.</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:36:11 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19876 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sex-change operations added to U of I Urbana student insurance plans Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-more-insurance-increased-abuse-cases-il-children <div>The annual Kids Count report shows fewer Illinois children are without health insurance, but the number of cases of child abuse is climbing. &nbsp;The report from Voices for Illinois Children assesses a variety of areas in a child’s well-being including education, health and development and economic security. &nbsp;It shows Peoria County’s child abuse rate is double the state average. Trish Fox directs the Peoria Center for Youth and Family Solutions. She says that family income is a significant factor towards child abuse:</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:03:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children State Farm on storm-related claims in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-farm-storm-related-claims-illinois <p></p><div>A representative with State Farm says the insurer received around 3,700 storm-related homeowners claims and 1,500 to 1,700 auto claims across Illinois. &nbsp;Kelly Dale visited the Champaign county town of Gifford Thursday helping residents begin the claims process and access money for food, shelter and repairs.</div><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:47:35 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 15290 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Farm on storm-related claims in Illinois Insurance might not cover breast cancer detection method http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/insurance-might-not-cover-breast-cancer-detection-method <p></p><div>Illinois requires insurance companies to cover routine mammograms. &nbsp;But that doesn't necessarily include a new method of detecting breast cancer.</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:14:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14194 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Insurance might not cover breast cancer detection method State program helps flood victims http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-program-helps-flood-victims <p></p><div>Flood victims who need extra financial help can use a state program to secure a better interest rate. In the Disaster Recovery Linked Deposit program, Illinois deposits money when a local bank approves a flood-related loan. The individual is then charged a lower, state interest rate and the bank gets to keep its charges and fees. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it can help individuals while they're waiting to settle insurance claims.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:20:53 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4658 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State program helps flood victims