Bill Status of HB5285  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CD-COVERAGE-SICK STUDENTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Charles E. Jefferson - Mike Boland - Elizabeth Coulson - Julie Hamos - Kathleen A. Ryg, Fred Crespo, Esther Golar, Annazette Collins, LaShawn K. Ford, Monique D. Davis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Daniel V. Beiser, Patrick J Verschoore, Michael K. Smith, Thomas Holbrook, Constance A. Howard, Eddie Washington, Karen May, Arthur L. Turner and Elga L. Jefferies

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dan Kotowski - Donne E. Trotter - M. Maggie Crotty - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Martin A. Sandoval, Michael Noland, Iris Y. Martinez and William Delgado)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/12/2008HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0958

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.11 new
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2
215 ILCS 165/10from Ch. 32, par. 604


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to require the continuation of coverage for a dependent college student who takes a medical leave of absence or reduces his or her course load to part-time status because of an illness or injury.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Changes the provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that the medical leave of absence or reduction in course load must be because of a catastrophic illness or injury. Provides that continuation of coverage is subject to all of the policy's terms and conditions applicable to those forms of insurance and shall terminate 12 months after notice of the illness or injury or until the coverage would have otherwise lapsed pursuant to the terms and conditions of the policy, whichever comes first, provided the need for part-time status or medical leave of absence is supported by a clinical certification of need from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches. Provides that the provisions do not apply to short-term travel, accident-only, limited, or specified disease policies or to policies or contracts designed for issuance to persons eligible for coverage under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, known as Medicare, or any other similar coverage under State or federal governmental plans.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Adds reference to: 215 ILCS 5/356z.12 new- Recommends that the Illinois Insurance Code be further amended to provide that policies of accident and health insurance or managed care plans that cover dependents shall not terminate or deny election of coverage for an unmarried dependent due to age before the dependentís 26th birthday. Provides that policies or plans shall have an initial enrollment period of at least 90 days during which an insured may elect for coverage of an unmarried dependent. Provides criteria for an unmarried dependent to be eligible for coverage. Provides that policies of accident and health insurance or managed care plans that cover dependents shall not terminate or deny election of coverage for an unmarried dependent due to age before the dependentís 30th birthday if the dependent meets certain military service requirements. Provides that a policy or plan subject to the Illinois Insurance Code shall not condition eligibility for dependent coverage on enrollment in any educational institution. Contains other provisions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2008HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  3/4/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Health Care Availability and Access Committee; 011-000-000
  3/5/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  3/13/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/13/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/1/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/1/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-003-000
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  4/8/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/8/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 9, 2008
  4/9/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Rickey R. Hendon
  4/10/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/10/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/30/2008SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/8/2008SenateDo Pass Insurance; 010-000-000
  5/8/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2008
  5/13/2008SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2008
  5/20/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/20/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  5/20/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/20/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-001-000
  5/20/2008HousePassed Both Houses
  6/18/2008HouseSent to the Governor
  8/6/2008HouseGovernor Amendatory Veto
  8/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto August 13, 2008
  8/13/2008HouseAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Filed Accept Amendatory Veto Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  8/13/2008HouseAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Referred to Rules Committee
  8/13/2008HouseAmendatory Veto Motion - Accept Motion Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-002-000
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  8/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  8/13/2008HouseAccept Amendatory Veto - House Passed 070-021-000
  8/18/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  8/19/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto August 19, 2008
  8/19/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  8/19/2008SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Dan Kotowski
  8/19/2008SenateAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Filed Accept Amendatory Veto Sen. Dan Kotowski
  8/19/2008SenateAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Referred to Rules
  8/19/2008SenateAmendatory Veto Motion - Approved for Consideration Rules
  8/19/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  8/19/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  8/19/2008SenateAccept Amendatory Veto - Senate Passed 035-017-001
  8/19/2008HouseBoth Houses Accepted Amendatory Veto
  9/9/2008HouseReturned to Governor for Certification
  9/12/2008HouseGovernor Certifies Changes
  9/12/2008HouseEffective Date June 1, 2009
  9/12/2008HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0958