(5 ILCS 375/6.1) (from Ch. 127, par. 526.1)
    Sec. 6.1. The program of health benefits may offer as an alternative, available on an optional basis, coverage through health maintenance organizations. That part of the premium for such coverage which is in excess of the amount which would otherwise be paid by the State for the program of health benefits shall be paid by the member who elects such alternative coverage and shall be collected as provided for premiums for other optional coverages.
(Source: P.A. 100-538, eff. 1-1-18.)