House considers audit of online insurance portal problems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A resolution headed to the Illinois House floor would require an audit of the procurement of a $94 million online insurance portal and the performance of the only company that responded to the contract request.

Olympia Fields Democratic Rep. Al Riley is chairman of the State Government Administration Committee. It OK’d the idea Tuesday.

The Associated Press reported in June that the Department of Central Management Services conducted a search for proposals for only three weeks on a system it expected to cost $300 million.

Atlanta-based Morneau Shepell (mohr-NOH’ shih-pehl) was the only company to respond and was allowed to forgo legal requirements to ensure minority participation. State workers have complained of malfunctions and errors in their accounts.

A Morneau Shepell spokesman did not immediately respond.

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The resolution is HR522 .

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