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Full Text of SB0827  93rd General Assembly


Rep. William J. Grunloh

Filed: 5/12/2004





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 827 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by
5 changing Section 356z.4 as follows:
6     (215 ILCS 5/356z.4)
7     Sec. 356z.4. Coverage for contraceptives.
8     (a) An individual or group policy of accident and health
9 insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed in this State
10 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
11 General Assembly that provides coverage for outpatient
12 services and outpatient prescription drugs or devices must
13 provide coverage for the insured and any dependent of the
14 insured covered by the policy for all outpatient contraceptive
15 services and all outpatient contraceptive drugs and devices
16 approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Coverage required
17 under this Section may not impose any deductible, coinsurance,
18 waiting period, or other cost-sharing or limitation that is
19 greater than that required for any outpatient service or
20 outpatient prescription drug or device otherwise covered by the
21 policy.
22     (b) As used in this Section, "outpatient contraceptive
23 service" means consultations, examinations, procedures, and
24 medical services, provided on an outpatient basis and related



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1 to the use of contraceptive methods (including natural family
2 planning) to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
3     (c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require
4 an insurance company to cover services related to an abortion
5 as the term "abortion" is defined in the Illinois Abortion Law
6 of 1975.
7     (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require
8 an insurance company to cover services related to permanent
9 sterilization that requires a surgical procedure.
10     (e) The services, drugs, and devices required to be covered
11 under this Section are not required to be contained in any
12 policy or plan issued to or by a religious institution or
13 organization or to or by an entity sponsored by a religious
14 institution or organization that finds the services, drugs, and
15 devices required to be covered under this Section to violate
16 its religious and moral teachings and beliefs.
17 (Source: P.A. 93-102, eff. 1-1-04.)
18     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19 becoming law.".