Bill Status of HB4479  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356cfrom Ch. 73, par. 968c
215 ILCS 5/356z.41 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions requiring coverage for newborn infants, provides that coverage for congenital defects shall include treatment of cranial facial anomalies. Provides that an individual or group policy of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall cover charges incurred and services provided for outpatient and inpatient care in conjunction with services that are provided to a covered individual related to the diagnosis and treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect. Provides that the required coverage includes any service to functionally improve, repair, or restore any body part involving the cranial facial area that is medically necessary to achieve normal function or appearance. Provides that any coverage provided may be subject to coverage limits, such as pre-authorization or pre-certification, as required by the plan or issuer that are no more restrictive than the predominant treatment limitations applied to substantially all medical and surgical benefits covered by the plan. Provides that the coverage does not apply to a policy that covers only dental care. Defines "treatment". Effective January 1, 2021.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/4/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2020HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee
  3/3/2020HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/3/2020HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die