News and Views for Thursday, December 16, 2021

12/16/2021 Joe McCoy

This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides information about the most recent Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation and Executive Order (EO) extending previous EOs, links to ISACo's December County Quarterly Newsletter, reminds county officials and staff about ISACo's Public Acts Report for 2021shares a registration link for NACo's 2022 Legislative Conference, highlights ISACo corporate partner UnitedHealthcare and invites counties to join ISACo.

Happy Holidays from ISACo!!!

Barring any noteworthy developments for counties, ISACo will not be publishing a News and Views e-newsletter until early January 2022. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, please enjoy a safe and festive holiday season and our best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

New Disaster Proclamation Signed by Governor

On December 10, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker extended the statewide disaster declaration by signing a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation (linked here). As has been the case, the Governor also signed Executive Order (EO) 2021-32 (linked here) to extend earlier executive orders.

ISACo County Quarterly Newsletter

Our County Quarterly Newsletter for December 2021 is available via this link and will be delivered to subscribers over the coming days. If you aren't receiving the County Quarterly in the mail and would like to subscribe, please send an e-mail with your request to

Previous County Quarterly Newsletters are archived on ISACo's website and available via this link.

ISACo Public Acts Report

ISACo has updated our Public Acts Report for 2021: Legislation of Interest to Counties Approved in 2021. The update reflects actions taken during and following the Fall Veto Session. The report is available via this link.

Registration Open for NACo's 2022 Legislative Conference

The 2022 NACo Legislative Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from February 12-16. The Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and their residents. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in second-to-none policy and educational sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings. 

ISACo is currently planning an event for Illinois attendees during the conference. Additional information about this event will be announced at a later date.

Registration information is available via this link.

Corporate Partner Spotlight


UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement, an operating unit of UnitedHealth Group, is dedicated to providing innovative health and well-being solutions that help Medicare beneficiaries live healthier and more secure lives.

With 12 million members enrolled in individual plans and nearly 1.5 million in employer-sponsored group plans (Retiree Solutions), UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the largest business dedicated to the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement manages a full array of products and services including Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, employer retiree health services and programs designed to support chronic condition management and care coordination. Many of our products carry the AARP name.

Our products, services, and programs are designed to meet the individual needs of our members as well as their families, physicians, and communities.

The portfolio of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement products includes:

Medicare Advantage Plans

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage insurance plan, serving more than 4.9 million members through a variety of plans and services.

Medicare Part D Plans

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the nation’s largest Medicare Part D prescription drug insurer, serving more than 9 million members throughout the United States and its territories. Our Medicare Part D plans cover thousands of brand-name and generic prescription drugs that are most commonly used by people on Medicare, delivering savings, stability and peace of mind to our customers.

AARP Medicare Supplement

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement operates the nation’s largest Medicare supplement business, serving more than 4.5 million members. Medicare supplement insurance plans are sold by private insurance companies to fill gaps in Medicare Parts A and B coverage. There are multiple plans available, giving members the ability to choose a plan which best fits their needs and the freedom to go to any doctor or hospital that participates in Medicare. Generally, with a Medicare supplement plan, there are limited out-of-pocket costs, so members have more predictable health care expenses.

Retiree Solutions

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement leverages cost-effective health care delivery systems and superior networks to provide optimal health outcomes and cost savings for employers and their retirees. Group plans include Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement and Medicare Part D. We also offer a Connector Model solution for employers looking to transition their members from traditional group-sponsored plans to individual retiree products.

Additional information about the UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO health insurance plan is available here.

Become an ISACo Member!

Is your county a member of ISACo? If not, why not?

ISACo is a statewide association whose mission is to empower county officials to provide excellent service to their residents.

ISACo member counties are comprised of forward-thinking public servants who recognize that the challenges confronting county governments require new and innovative ideas, collaborative solutions and collective advocacy at the state and federal levels of government.

Members of the association will benefit from education and training opportunities, peer-to-peer networking, shared resources and robust representation before policymakers at various levels of government. ISACo creates and connects county officials to these opportunities and successfully equips them to make counties ideal places to live, work and play.

If your county is interested in discussing membership in ISACo, please contact Executive Director Joe McCoy at (217) 679-3368 or ISACo member counties are listed here. Thank you for your consideration.