Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Insurance Code, the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall provide coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Effective immediately.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling, a single-family residence.
HB 2721 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 2721 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
This legislation has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
The Illinois Department of Transportation has determined that no land conveyance is necessary for this bill.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not create a State mandate.
Fiscal Note (Department of Insurance)
HB 2721 has no projected fiscal impact upon the Illinois Department of Insurance.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
An accurate cost assessment for this bill cannot be completed at this time as the exact number of cases under the associated insurance plans has not been provided. These mandates could increase cost liabilities to the state. It is unknown how often these services would be utilized by state employees.
Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not pre-empt home rule authority.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that a provision concerning coverage for screening by pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome is inoperative other than any such coverage authorized under specified provisions of the Social Security Act and the State shall not assume any obligation for the cost of coverage for screening by pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome if, at any time, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, promulgates rules or regulations to be published in the Federal Register or publishes a comment in the Federal Register or issues an opinion, guidance, or other action that would require the State, pursuant to any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to defray the cost of that coverage.