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 Bill Status of SB2021  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Omar Aquino - Iris Y. Martinez - Emil Jones, III - David Koehler, Laura Fine, Laura M. Murphy, Ann Gillespie, Robert Peters, Ram Villivalam, Napoleon Harris, III, Christopher Belt and Dale A. Righter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
305 ILCS 5/11-5.2

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Medicaid Eligibility Determination and Renewal Reform Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) to work with the Department of Human Services to achieve the following goals related to eligibility determinations and renewals under the Medical Assistance Program: (i) reduce procedural terminations so that no more than 10% of medical assistance beneficiaries who remain eligible for medical assistance experience any lapse in contemporaneous medical coverage; and (ii) use technology to lower administrative burdens and increase beneficiary continuity of coverage by providing real-time eligibility determination decisions for at least 75% of all medical assistance applicants, increasing automatic renewals for medical assistance beneficiaries, and offering an electronic means by which medical assistance beneficiaries can track and maintain their benefits. Provides that the goals must be meet by December 31, 2020. Requires the Department to submit Medicaid and CHIP State Plan amendments to implement express lane eligibility for all beneficiaries of medical assistance and benefits under the Children's Health Insurance Program Act. Contains provisions concerning community-based enrollment and redetermination assistance; the creation of enhanced user permission; and other matters. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department to reduce administrative burdens and minimize delay utilizing its income, residency, and identity verification system; and to utilize federal or State electronic data sources to obtain certain financial, employment, and residency information. Contains provisions concerning data matching; the waiver of residency verification requirements; rulemaking authority; and other matters. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/5/2019SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/5/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/5/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/6/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  3/13/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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