The Heartland Healthcare Coalition (HHC) was officially formed in 1990 by a group of employers from the Peoria and Bloomington/Normal area. The initial focus of the group was on controlling rising health care costs in Central Illinois. In our 20 year history membership has grown substantially. More than 365,000 covered lives are now represented by our forty-four (44) employer members. Geographically, our membership is located in a variety of cities, primarily in the central part of the state of Illinois. However, some of our members are located in other states and our national employer members have a presence in numerous locations throughout the U.S.