Jobs Cut at Get Covered Illinois as Federal Funding Declines
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is eliminating 15 staff positions from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange formed under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Chief marketing officer Jose Munoz says a reduction in federal grant money makes the cuts necessary. The positions are being cut as of July 31.
Only three state leadership positions will remain, including executive director Karin Zosel.
Get Covered Illinois will continue its call center, which is operated by Lighthouse for the Blind. Staffing levels change at the call center to meet call volume demand.
Also continuing will be two employees who work under a general services contract to manage the call center and a technology contract. Six staff members who are contracted for IT and budget management support will keep their jobs.