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05/06/11

Summary:

  • Effective May 1, 2011, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is implementing a new healthcare program called the Integrated Care Program (ICP).
  • The ICP serves seniors and persons age 19 and older with disabilities who receive medical benefits under the Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) program, but are not eligible for Medicare.
  • Enrollment in the ICP is limited to persons living in Cook (excluding the City of Chicago), DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, and Will Counties.
  • Enrollment is mandatory.
  • Two health plans, Aetna Better Health and IlliniCare Health Plan, will manage the healthcare of persons enrolled in ICP. 
  • Persons previously eligible for Your Healthcare Plus, a disease management program, will begin receiving these services through the new ICP or Illinois Health Connect.
  • For more information on ICP, visit www.illinoiscebicp.com or call 1-877-912-8880 (TTY: 1-866-565-8576).

Effective May 1, 2011, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is implementing the Integrated Care Program (ICP). The ICP is managed by Aetna Better Health and IlliniCare Health Plan. 

The ICP serves seniors and persons age 19 or older with disabilities who receive medical benefits under the Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) program, but are not eligible for Medicare.  This population is subject to mandatory enrollment.

Persons who live in Cook (excluding the City of Chicago), DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, and Will Counties must enroll in the ICP.

Enrollment packets are being sent to clients who are required to enrolled. Persons have 60 days to choose a health plan.  Persons who fail to choose a health plan will be automatically enrolled.

When a person contacts the FCRC regarding ICP, refer them to the ICP call center at 1-877-912-8880 (TTY: 1-866-565-8576) or visit their web site at www.illinoiscebicp.com/. The call is free.

Beginning July 1, 2011, persons who are currently enrolled with a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in Illinois Health Connect will be required to switch to a health plan under the ICP.

[signed copy on file]

MICHELLE R. B. SADDLER
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services

JULIE HAMOS
Director, Illinois Department of HealthCare and Family Services