Bill Status of HB5658 97th General Assembly
Short Description: INS CD-TOBACCO DEPENDENCE LAW
Rep. Robyn Gabel
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that the provision concerning tobacco use cessation programs does not apply to short-term travel, disability income, long-term care, accident only, or limited or specified disease policies. Creates the Tobacco Dependence Coverage Law. Provides that group and individual accident and health policies and managed care plans issued to a resident of the State must provide coverage or reimbursement of up to $500 annually for a tobacco use cessation program for insureds who are 18 years of age or older. Provides that notice of the availability of coverage shall be delivered to the insured. Provides that an insurer may not deny eligibility or continued eligibility to enroll or renew coverage solely for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of the Law. Provides that an insurer may not penalize or reduce or limit the reimbursement of an attending provider or provide incentives to induce the provider to provide care that is inconsistent with the Law. Amends the Health Maintenance Organization Act, Limited Health Service Organization Act, and Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to provide that those Acts shall be subject to the provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code concerning tobacco use cessation programs.