The executive director at Get Covered Illinois has departed from the position after being at the health insurance marketplace for five months.
As first reported by Crain's Chicago Business, the Illinois Department of Insurance confirmed Friday that Karin Zosel left the state's health insurance marketplace last week. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed her as the executive director of Get Covered Illinois back in March.
Zosel is now working at MacMurray College, a private college in Jacksonville. Zosel was employed at the college before Rauner appointed her to the role at Get Covered Illinois, created under the federal Affordable Care Act.
"Karin Zosel has been instrumental in leading Get Covered Illinois," the state insurance department said in a statement. "We appreciate her leadership throughout her time with Get Covered Illinois and wish her well with her new endeavor."
Zosel's departure comes on the heels of the Illinois Department of Insurance taking over Get Covered Illinois after a majority of its employees were laid off last month. Marketplace officials blamed a reduction in federal funds for the staff cuts.
Meanwhile, the next open enrollment period for health care coverage kicks off November 1.
The insurance department said it's looking to fill the position left vacant by Zosel.
"We are committed to providing Illinois consumers with the tools and resources they need today and look forward to the next open enrollment period starting Nov. 1, 2015," the department's statement said.