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 Bill Status of SB2885  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTH CARE PURCHASING GROUP

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Ron Sandack - Linda Holmes, Heather A. Steans, Susan Garrett, Martin A. Sandoval and John G. Mulroe

House Sponsors
(Rep. Karen May - Sara Feigenholtz - Carol A. Sente - Chapin Rose - Kelly M. Cassidy, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Elaine Nekritz, Deborah Mell, Keith Farnham, Esther Golar, Monique D. Davis, Karen A. Yarbrough, Daniel V. Beiser, Lisa M. Dugan, Daniel Biss, Barbara Flynn Currie, Al Riley, Robyn Gabel, Arthur Turner, Ann Williams, Kelly Burke, JoAnn D. Osmond, Patricia R. Bellock, Jim Sacia, Sidney H. Mathias, Jack D. Franks and Linda Chapa LaVia)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0715

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/44.1 new
805 ILCS 310/22from Ch. 32, par. 326
805 ILCS 310/30 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Sets forth provisions concerning health care cooperatives. Provides that in addition to all other provisions of the Article concerning domestic mutual companies, a company seeking to organize as a health care cooperative shall meet certain requirements. Sets forth provisions concerning the naming of and applications for entities seeking to organize as health care cooperatives. Amends the Co-operative Act. Exempts domestic mutual insurance companies licensed as health care cooperatives by the Director of Insurance from the prohibition against using the term "Co-operative" as part of a corporate or other business name or title without complying with the provisions of the Co-operative Act. Sets forth provisions concerning health benefit purchasing cooperatives. Provides that the purpose of a health benefit purchasing cooperative is to provide health care benefits for certain eligible individuals under a single group health care policy or plan through a contract between the health benefit purchasing cooperative and an insurer authorized to do health insurance business in the State. Sets forth provisions concerning the design, the articles, the membership basis and capital stock, the membership criteria, the health care benefits, and the annual progress report of health benefit purchasing cooperatives. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 5/44.1 new
805 ILCS 310/22
805 ILCS 310/30 new
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 73, par. 613

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 5/1
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 123/10
215 ILCS 123/15

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Health Care Purchasing Group Act. Defines "employer" as an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or any other legal entity that has one or more employees and is legally doing business in this State. Provides that "employer" includes employers as defined in the Illinois Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Provides that a health care purchasing group (HPG) may be an organization formed by 2 or more employers with no more that 2,500 (instead of 500) covered employees each; makes corresponding changes. Provides that if an HPG is formed by any 2 or more employers with no more than 2,500 (instead of 500) covered employees each, it shall utilize a licensed insurance producer (instead of is authorized) to negotiate, solicit, market, obtain proposals for, and enter into group or master health insurance contracts on behalf of its members and their employees and employee dependents under certain conditions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/6/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/9/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/22/2012SenateAssigned to Insurance
  2/23/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/1/2012SenatePostponed - Insurance
  3/2/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/2/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ron Sandack
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  3/6/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/7/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/8/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Insurance; 006-003-000
  3/8/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2012
  3/28/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2012
  3/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/29/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  3/30/2012SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 26, 2012
  4/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  4/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/18/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Insurance
  4/18/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 007-000-000
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/26/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Raoul
  4/26/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/26/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/26/2012HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/26/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/26/2012HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2012HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 18, 2012
  5/11/2012HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  5/17/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 015-000-000
  5/17/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/17/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly Burke
  5/21/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  5/22/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 118-000-000
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/22/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  6/28/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  6/28/2012SenateEffective Date January 1, 2013
  6/28/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0715

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