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Public Act 093-0102


 

Public Act 93-0102 of the 93rd General Assembly


Public Act 93-0102

HB0211 Enrolled                      LRB093 04018 JLS 04057 b

    AN ACT concerning insurance coverage.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  3.  The  State  Employees Group Insurance Act of
1971 is amended by changing Section 6.11 as follows:

    (5 ILCS 375/6.11)
    Sec. 6.11.  Required health benefits; Illinois  Insurance
Code  requirements.   The  program  of  health benefits shall
provide the post-mastectomy  care  benefits  required  to  be
covered  by  a  policy of accident and health insurance under
Section 356t of the Illinois Insurance Code.  The program  of
health  benefits  shall  provide  the coverage required under
Sections 356u, 356w, 356x, and  356z.2,  and  356z.4  of  the
Illinois  Insurance Code. The program of health benefits must
comply with Section 155.37 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A. 92-440, eff. 8-17-01; 92-764, eff. 1-1-03.)

    Section 5.  The Illinois Insurance  Code  is  amended  by
adding Section 356z.4 as follows:

    (215 ILCS 5/356z.4 new)
    Sec. 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 surgical procedure.

    Section  10.  The  Health Maintenance Organization Act is
amended by changing Section 5-3 as follows:

    (215 ILCS 125/5-3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2)
    Sec. 5-3.  Insurance Code provisions.
    (a)  Health Maintenance Organizations shall be subject to
the provisions of Sections 133, 134, 137, 140, 141.1,  141.2,
141.3,  143,  143c, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 154.5,
154.6, 154.7, 154.8, 155.04, 355.2, 356m, 356v,  356w,  356x,
356y, 356z.2, 356z.4, 367i, 368a, 401, 401.1, 402, 403, 403A,
408,  408.2,  409,  412,  444,  and  444.1,  paragraph (c) of
subsection (2) of Section 367, and Articles  IIA,  VIII  1/2,
XII,  XII  1/2, XIII, XIII 1/2, XXV, and XXVI of the Illinois
Insurance Code.
    (b)  For purposes of the Illinois Insurance Code,  except
for  Sections  444  and 444.1 and Articles XIII and XIII 1/2,
Health Maintenance Organizations in the following  categories
are deemed to be "domestic companies":
         (1)  a   corporation  authorized  under  the  Dental
    Service Plan Act or the Voluntary Health  Services  Plans
    Act;
         (2)  a  corporation organized under the laws of this
    State; or
         (3)  a  corporation  organized  under  the  laws  of
    another state, 30% or more of the enrollees of which  are
    residents  of this State, except a corporation subject to
    substantially the  same  requirements  in  its  state  of
    organization  as  is  a  "domestic company" under Article
    VIII 1/2 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
    (c)  In considering the merger, consolidation,  or  other
acquisition  of  control of a Health Maintenance Organization
pursuant to Article VIII 1/2 of the Illinois Insurance Code,
         (1)  the Director shall give  primary  consideration
    to  the  continuation  of  benefits  to enrollees and the
    financial conditions of the acquired  Health  Maintenance
    Organization  after  the  merger, consolidation, or other
    acquisition of control takes effect;
         (2)(i)  the criteria specified in subsection  (1)(b)
    of Section 131.8 of the Illinois Insurance Code shall not
    apply  and (ii) the Director, in making his determination
    with respect  to  the  merger,  consolidation,  or  other
    acquisition  of  control,  need not take into account the
    effect on competition of the  merger,  consolidation,  or
    other acquisition of control;
         (3)  the  Director  shall  have the power to require
    the following information:
              (A)  certification by an independent actuary of
         the  adequacy  of  the  reserves   of   the   Health
         Maintenance Organization sought to be acquired;
              (B)  pro  forma financial statements reflecting
         the combined balance sheets of the acquiring company
         and the Health Maintenance Organization sought to be
         acquired as of the end of the preceding year and  as
         of  a date 90 days prior to the acquisition, as well
         as  pro  forma   financial   statements   reflecting
         projected  combined  operation  for  a  period  of 2
         years;
              (C)  a pro forma  business  plan  detailing  an
         acquiring   party's   plans   with  respect  to  the
         operation of  the  Health  Maintenance  Organization
         sought  to be acquired for a period of not less than
         3 years; and
              (D)  such other  information  as  the  Director
         shall require.
    (d)  The  provisions  of Article VIII 1/2 of the Illinois
Insurance Code and this Section 5-3 shall apply to  the  sale
by any health maintenance organization of greater than 10% of
its  enrollee  population  (including  without limitation the
health maintenance organization's right, title, and  interest
in and to its health care certificates).
    (e)  In  considering  any  management contract or service
agreement subject to Section 141.1 of the Illinois  Insurance
Code,  the  Director  (i)  shall, in addition to the criteria
specified in Section 141.2 of the  Illinois  Insurance  Code,
take  into  account  the effect of the management contract or
service  agreement  on  the  continuation  of   benefits   to
enrollees   and   the   financial  condition  of  the  health
maintenance organization to be managed or serviced, and  (ii)
need  not  take  into  account  the  effect of the management
contract or service agreement on competition.
    (f)  Except for small employer groups as defined  in  the
Small  Employer  Rating,  Renewability and Portability Health
Insurance Act and except for medicare supplement policies  as
defined  in  Section  363  of  the Illinois Insurance Code, a
Health Maintenance Organization may by contract agree with  a
group  or  other  enrollment unit to effect refunds or charge
additional premiums under the following terms and conditions:
         (i)  the amount of, and other terms  and  conditions
    with respect to, the refund or additional premium are set
    forth  in the group or enrollment unit contract agreed in
    advance of the period for which a refund is to be paid or
    additional premium is to be charged (which  period  shall
    not be less than one year); and
         (ii)  the amount of the refund or additional premium
    shall   not   exceed   20%   of  the  Health  Maintenance
    Organization's profitable or unprofitable experience with
    respect to the group or other  enrollment  unit  for  the
    period  (and,  for  purposes  of  a  refund or additional
    premium, the profitable or unprofitable experience  shall
    be calculated taking into account a pro rata share of the
    Health   Maintenance  Organization's  administrative  and
    marketing expenses, but shall not include any  refund  to
    be made or additional premium to be paid pursuant to this
    subsection (f)).  The Health Maintenance Organization and
    the   group   or  enrollment  unit  may  agree  that  the
    profitable or unprofitable experience may  be  calculated
    taking into account the refund period and the immediately
    preceding 2 plan years.
    The  Health  Maintenance  Organization  shall  include  a
statement in the evidence of coverage issued to each enrollee
describing the possibility of a refund or additional premium,
and  upon request of any group or enrollment unit, provide to
the group or enrollment unit a description of the method used
to  calculate  (1)  the  Health  Maintenance   Organization's
profitable experience with respect to the group or enrollment
unit and the resulting refund to the group or enrollment unit
or  (2)  the  Health  Maintenance Organization's unprofitable
experience with respect to the group or enrollment  unit  and
the  resulting  additional premium to be paid by the group or
enrollment unit.
    In  no  event  shall  the  Illinois  Health   Maintenance
Organization  Guaranty  Association  be  liable  to  pay  any
contractual  obligation  of  an insolvent organization to pay
any refund authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-357,  eff.  7-29-99;  91-406,  eff.  1-1-00;
91-549,  eff.  8-14-99;  91-605,  eff. 12-14-99; 91-788, eff.
6-9-00; 92-764, eff. 1-1-03.)

    Section 15.  The Voluntary Health Services Plans  Act  is
amended by changing Section 10 as follows:

    (215 ILCS 165/10) (from Ch. 32, par. 604)
    Sec.   10.  Application  of  Insurance  Code  provisions.
Health services plan corporations and all persons  interested
therein   or  dealing  therewith  shall  be  subject  to  the
provisions of Articles IIA and XII 1/2 and Sections 3.1, 133,
140, 143, 143c, 149, 155.37, 354, 355.2,  356r,  356t,  356u,
356v,  356w, 356x, 356y, 356z.1, 356z.2, 356z.4, 367.2, 368a,
401,  401.1,  402,  403,  403A,  408,  408.2,  and  412,  and
paragraphs (7) and  (15)  of  Section  367  of  the  Illinois
Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A.  91-406,  eff.  1-1-00;  91-549,  eff. 8-14-99;
91-605, eff. 12-14-99;  91-788,  eff.  6-9-00;  92-130,  eff.
7-20-01;  92-440, eff. 8-17-01; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02; 92-764,
eff. 1-1-03.)

Effective Date: 01/01/04