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INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 122/) Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Law.

215 ILCS 122/Art. 5

 
    (215 ILCS 122/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5.
ILLINOIS HEALTH BENEFITS EXCHANGE
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-1

    (215 ILCS 122/5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Law.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-3

    (215 ILCS 122/5-3)
    Sec. 5-3. Legislative intent. The General Assembly finds the health benefits exchanges authorized by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act represent one of a number of ways in which the State can address coverage gaps and provide individual consumers and small employers access to greater coverage options. The General Assembly also finds that the State is best positioned to implement an exchange that is sensitive to the coverage gaps and market landscape unique to this State.
    The purpose of this Law is to ensure that the State is making sufficient progress towards establishing an exchange within the guidelines outlined by the federal law and to protect Illinoisans from undue federal regulation. Although the federal law imposes a number of core requirements on state-level exchanges, the State has significant flexibility in the design and operation of a State exchange that make it prudent for the State to carefully analyze, plan, and prepare for the exchange. The General Assembly finds that in order for the State to craft a tenable exchange that meets the fundamental goals outlined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of expanding access to affordable coverage and improving the quality of care, the implementation process should (1) provide for broad stakeholder representation; (2) foster a robust and competitive marketplace, both inside and outside of the exchange; and (3) provide for a broad-based approach to the fiscal solvency of the exchange.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-5

    (215 ILCS 122/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. State health benefits exchange. It is declared that this State, beginning October 1, 2013, in accordance with Section 1311 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, shall establish a State health benefits exchange to be known as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange in order to help individuals and small employers with no more than 50 employees shop for, select, and enroll in qualified, affordable private health plans that fit their needs at competitive prices. The Exchange shall separate coverage pools for individuals and small employers and shall supplement and not supplant any existing private health insurance market for individuals and small employers.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-10

    (215 ILCS 122/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Exchange functions.
    (a) The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange shall meet the core functions identified by Section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and subsequent federal guidance and regulations.
    (b) In order to meet the deadline of October 1, 2013 established by federal law to have operational a State exchange, the Department of Insurance and the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability is authorized to apply for, accept, receive, and use as appropriate for and on behalf of the State any grant money provided by the federal government and to share federal grant funding with, give support to, and coordinate with other agencies of the State and federal government or third parties as determined by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

215 ILCS 122/5-15

    (215 ILCS 122/5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Legislative Study Committee.
    (a) There is created an Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Legislative Study Committee to conduct a study regarding State implementation and establishment of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange.
    (b) Members of the Legislative Study Committee shall be appointed as follows: 3 members of the Senate shall be appointed by the President of the Senate; 3 members of the Senate shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 3 members of the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and 3 members of the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. Each legislative leader shall select one member to serve as co-chair of the committee.
    (c) Members of the Legislative Study Committee shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this Law. The co-chairs shall convene the first meeting of the committee no later than 45 days after the effective date of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-20

    (215 ILCS 122/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Committee study. No later than September 30, 2011, the Committee shall report all findings concerning the implementation and establishment of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange to the executive and legislative branches, including, but not limited to, (1) the governance and structure of the Exchange, (2) financial sustainability of the Exchange, and (3) stakeholder engagement, including an ongoing role for the Legislative Study Committee or other legislative oversight of the Exchange. The Committee shall report its findings with regard to (A) the operating model of the Exchange, (B) the size of the employers to be offered coverage through the Exchange, (C) coverage pools for individuals and businesses within the Exchange, and (D) the development of standards for the coverage of full-time and part-time employees and their dependents. The Committee study shall also include recommendations concerning prospective action on behalf of the General Assembly as it relates to the establishment of the Exchange in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/5-25

    (215 ILCS 122/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Federal action. This Law shall be null and void if Congress and the President take action to repeal or replace, or both, Section 1311 of the Affordable Care Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/Art. 10

 
    (215 ILCS 122/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10.
HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT
(The State Employee Health Savings Account Law
is compiled at 5 ILCS 377/)
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/Art. 90

 
    (215 ILCS 122/Art. 90 heading)
ARTICLE 90.
AMENDATORY PROVISIONS
(Amendatory provisions; text omitted)
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11; text omitted.)

215 ILCS 122/Art. 99

 
    (215 ILCS 122/Art. 99 heading)
ARTICLE 99.
EFFECTIVE DATE
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 122/99

    (215 ILCS 122/99)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)