SPRINGFIELD - The state of Illinois has renewed its contract with FleishmanHillard to handle advertising, marketing and communications for the state's insurance exchange through April 2015.
The contract, which is effective Aug. 15, is worth $25.6 million, according to the Chicago Tribune. The previous nine-month contract was worth $33 million.
FleishmanHillard will bill hourly rates of between $158 to $282.
Illinois' marketplace, hosted by the federal healthcare.gov, will be open from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. Medicaid enrollment in Illinois is open all year.