(215 ILCS 5/356z.4)
Coverage for contraceptives.
(a) An individual or group policy of accident and health insurance amended,
delivered, issued, or renewed in this State after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly that provides coverage for
outpatient services and outpatient prescription drugs or devices must provide
coverage for the insured and any
dependent of the
insured covered by the policy for all outpatient contraceptive services and
all outpatient contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the Food and
Drug Administration. Coverage required under this Section may not impose any
deductible, coinsurance, waiting period, or other cost-sharing or limitation
that is greater than that required for any outpatient service or outpatient
prescription drug or device otherwise covered by the policy.
(b) As used in this Section, "outpatient contraceptive service" means
consultations, examinations, procedures, and medical services, provided on an
outpatient basis and related to the use of contraceptive methods (including
natural family planning) to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require an insurance
company to cover services related to an abortion as the term "abortion" is
defined in the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require an insurance
company to cover services related to permanent sterilization that requires a
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)