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 Bill Status of HB3503  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CODE-HEARING AIDS

House Sponsors
Rep. Natalie A. Manley - Jonathan Carroll - Katie Stuart - Frances Ann Hurley - Camille Y. Lilly, Terra Costa Howard, Michelle Mussman, Will Guzzardi, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Kelly M. Burke, Diane Pappas, Kathleen Willis, Elizabeth Hernandez, Robert Martwick and Debbie Meyers-Martin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Laura Ellman - Pat McGuire and Ann Gillespie)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0393

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.30a 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, 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 Service Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code to require coverage for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals 65 years of age and older when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument. Provides that an insurer shall provide coverage for hearing instruments subject to certain restrictions. Provides that an insurer shall not be required to pay a claim if the insured filed such a claim 24 months prior to the date of filing the claim with the insurer and the claim was paid by any insurer.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/5-16.8

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that an insurer shall offer, for an additional premium and subject to the insurer's standard of insurability, optional coverage or optional reimbursement for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals (rather than the requiring the insurer to provide coverage for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals 65 years of age or older) when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument to augment communication. Provides a maximum of $2,500 (rather $1,500) for the hearing instrument and related services every 24 months. Provides that nothing in the provisions precludes an insured from selecting a more expensive hearing instrument as his or her own expense. Removes language providing that an insurer shall not be required to pay a claim filed by its insured for the payment of the cost of a hearing instrument if less than 24 months before the date of the claim its insured filed a claim for payment of the cost of the hearing instrument and the claim was paid by the insurer. Removes provisions amending the Illinois Public Aid Code.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, provides that nothing in the provisions precludes an insured from selecting a hearing instrument that costs more than the amount covered by a plan of accident and health insurance or a managed care plan and paying the uncovered cost at his or her own expense (rather than a more expensive hearing instrument at his or her own expense).

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, provides that a "hearing care professional" may also mean a licensed hearing instrument dispenser. Provides that the provisions shall not be construed to require a group policy to provide coverage if the group is unable to meet mandatory minimum participation requirements set by the insurer.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  2/15/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/5/2019HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  3/14/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/14/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/20/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Insurance Committee
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Insurance Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/26/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 021-000-000
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Insurance Committee
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Insurance Committee; 015-000-000
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/10/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-001
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/11/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/11/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/11/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/9/2019SenateDo Pass Insurance; 018-000-000
  5/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2019
  5/15/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/16/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  5/22/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 017-000-000
  5/22/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  5/22/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/22/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/22/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bertino-Tarrant
  5/22/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/22/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/22/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/22/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Insurance Committee
  5/23/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Insurance Committee; 019-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 113-002-000
  5/30/2019HouseHouse Concurs
  5/30/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/16/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0393

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