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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by adding
Section 370c.2 as follows:
(215 ILCS 5/370c.2 new)
Task force on disability income insurance;
parity for behavioral health conditions.
(a) As used in this Section, "behavioral health condition"
means any mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorder
or condition that falls under any of the diagnostic categories
listed in the mental and behavioral disorders chapter of the
current edition of the International Classification of Disease
or that is listed in the most recent version of the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
(b) The Department shall form a task force to review the
plans and policies for individual and group short-term and
long-term disability income insurance issued and offered to
individuals and employers in this State in order to examine the
use of such insurance for behavioral health conditions. The
Task Force shall work cooperatively with the insurance
industry, community organizations, businesses and business
coalitions, and advocacy groups to reduce the stigma of