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 Bill Status of SB2641  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  STATE INSURANCE-ENROLLMENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Terry Link - Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Andy Manar - Melinda Bush and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael J. Madigan)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 375/6.5
5 ILCS 375/6.9


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Sets forth provisions regarding health benefits for TRS benefit recipients, TRS dependent beneficiaries, community college benefit recipients, and community college dependent beneficiaries. Permits eligible benefit recipients and dependent beneficiaries to elect not to participate in the program of health benefits during the benefit recipient's annual open enrollment period. Permits a benefit recipient and the dependent beneficiary to re-enroll in the Department of Central Management Services program of health benefits upon showing a qualifying change in status without evidence of insurability and with no limitations on coverage for pre-existing conditions, provided that there was not a break in coverage of more than 63 days. Permits a benefit recipient and the dependent beneficiary who elected not to participate in the program of health benefits to re-enroll in the program of health benefits during any annual benefit choice period, without evidence of insurability. Provides that benefit recipients who elect not to participate in the program of health benefits shall be furnished with a written explanation of the requirements and limitations for the election not to participate in the program and for re-enrolling in the program. Further provides that the Director shall not limit re-enrollment in a manner that is inconsistent with this amendatory Act. Makes other technical changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: (1) deletes a provision that permits a benefit recipient and the dependent beneficiary to re-enroll in the Department of Central Management Services program of health benefits upon showing a qualifying change in status without evidence of insurability and with no limitations on coverage for pre-existing conditions, provided that there was not a break in coverage of more than 63 days; and (2) provides that the changes of the amendatory Act impact only those benefit recipients and dependent beneficiaries who are enrolled or had been enrolled in the program of health benefits before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Makes other technical changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act impact benefit recipients and dependent beneficiaries who choose to enroll in either the Teachers' Retirement Insurance Program or the College Insurance Program after the effective date of the amendatory Act or those who are enrolled or had been enrolled in the program on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 375/6.5
5 ILCS 375/6.9
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 375/1from Ch. 127, par. 521

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/21/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  1/21/2014SenateFirst Reading
  1/21/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/22/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  1/29/2014SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  2/20/2014SenatePostponed - State Government and Veterans Affairs
  2/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  2/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/26/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  2/27/2014SenatePostponed - State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/5/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government and Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
  3/6/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 19, 2014
  3/6/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  3/17/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  3/17/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt State Government and Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
  3/27/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/27/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Link
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2014
  4/1/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/1/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/1/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/2/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  4/2/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/2/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/8/2014HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/16/2014HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2014
  5/23/2014HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 30, 2014
  5/23/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/23/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/26/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/26/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  5/26/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2014HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/1/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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