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 Bill Status of HB2957  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Fine

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0138

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 375/6.11
55 ILCS 5/5-1069.3
65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.3
105 ILCS 5/10-22.3f
215 ILCS 5/356z.25 new
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2
215 ILCS 130/4003from Ch. 73, par. 1504-3
215 ILCS 165/10from Ch. 32, par. 604
305 ILCS 5/5-16.8

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide for synchronization of prescription drug refills on at least one occasion per insured per year provided that certain conditions are met. Requires insurers to provide prorated daily cost-sharing rates when necessary. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Services Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plan Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, defines "synchronization" to mean the coordination of medication refills for a patient taking 2 or more medications for one or more chronic conditions (rather than for a chronic condition) such that the patient's medications are refilled on the same schedule for a given time period. For a policy of health and accident insurance to provide for synchronization of prescriptions drug refills, the prescription drugs must be covered by the policy's clinical coverage policy or have been approved by a formulary exceptions process, among other specified conditions.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Insurance: Health & Life Committee
  2/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Insurance: Health & Life Committee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Insurance: Health & Life Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Insurance: Health & Life Committee; 016-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  3/16/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/21/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/22/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/22/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  4/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 26, 2017
  5/15/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/25/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/18/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/18/2017HouseEffective Date August 18, 2017
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0138

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