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Full Text of HB0579  103rd General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Insurance Law is amended by
5adding Section 1405-50 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1405/1405-50 new)
7    Sec. 1405-50. Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health
8Benefits Exchange. The Governor shall appoint a person within
9the Department of Insurance to serve as the Marketplace
10Director of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange. This person
11may be an existing employee with other duties. The Marketplace
12Director shall receive an annual salary as set by the Governor
13and shall be paid out of the appropriations to the Department.
14The Marketplace Director shall not be subject to the Personnel
15Code. The Marketplace Director, under the direction of the
16Director, shall manage the operations and staff of the
17Illinois Health Benefits Exchange to ensure optimal exchange
19    Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
20Section 5.990 as follows:
21    (30 ILCS 105/5.990 new)



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1    Sec. 5.990. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Fund.
2    Section 15. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
3changing Section 1-10 as follows:
4    (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
5    Sec. 1-10. Application.
6    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which
7bidders, offerors, potential contractors, or contractors were
8first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not
9be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any
10provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation
11prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in
12Article 99, including, but not limited to, any covenant
13entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar
14instruments. All procurements for which contracts are
15solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and
16July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this
17Code and its intent.
18    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the
19funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal
20assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
21        (1) Contracts between the State and its political
22    subdivisions or other governments, or between State
23    governmental bodies, except as specifically provided in
24    this Code.



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1        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
2    Section 20-80.
3        (3) Purchase of care, except as provided in Section
4    5-30.6 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and this Section.
5        (4) Hiring of an individual as an employee and not as
6    an independent contractor, whether pursuant to an
7    employment code or policy or by contract directly with
8    that individual.
9        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
10        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
11    this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000
12    must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 10
13    calendar days after the deed is recorded in the county of
14    jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate
15    purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the
16    value of the contract, and the effective date of the
17    contract.
18        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
19    litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations,
20    provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor
21    shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring
22    agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor,
23    and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other
24    procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or
25    her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one
26    subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.



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1        (8) (Blank).
2        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
3    Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
4        (10) (Blank).
5        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
6    to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the
7    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and
8    design-build agreements entered into according to the
9    procurement requirements of Section 25 of the
10    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
11        (12) (A) Contracts for legal, financial, and other
12    professional and artistic services entered into by the
13    Illinois Finance Authority in which the State of Illinois
14    is not obligated. Such contracts shall be awarded through
15    a competitive process authorized by the members of the
16    Illinois Finance Authority and are subject to Sections
17    5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35, and 50-37 of this Code,
18    as well as the final approval by the members of the
19    Illinois Finance Authority of the terms of the contract.
20        (B) Contracts for legal and financial services entered
21    into by the Illinois Housing Development Authority in
22    connection with the issuance of bonds in which the State
23    of Illinois is not obligated. Such contracts shall be
24    awarded through a competitive process authorized by the
25    members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority and
26    are subject to Sections 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35,



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1    and 50-37 of this Code, as well as the final approval by
2    the members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority
3    of the terms of the contract.
4        (13) Contracts for services, commodities, and
5    equipment to support the delivery of timely forensic
6    science services in consultation with and subject to the
7    approval of the Chief Procurement Officer as provided in
8    subsection (d) of Section 5-4-3a of the Unified Code of
9    Corrections, except for the requirements of Sections
10    20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of this
11    Code; however, the Chief Procurement Officer may, in
12    writing with justification, waive any certification
13    required under Article 50 of this Code. For any contracts
14    for services which are currently provided by members of a
15    collective bargaining agreement, the applicable terms of
16    the collective bargaining agreement concerning
17    subcontracting shall be followed.
18        On and after January 1, 2019, this paragraph (13),
19    except for this sentence, is inoperative.
20        (14) Contracts for participation expenditures required
21    by a domestic or international trade show or exhibition of
22    an exhibitor, member, or sponsor.
23        (15) Contracts with a railroad or utility that
24    requires the State to reimburse the railroad or utilities
25    for the relocation of utilities for construction or other
26    public purpose. Contracts included within this paragraph



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1    (15) shall include, but not be limited to, those
2    associated with: relocations, crossings, installations,
3    and maintenance. For the purposes of this paragraph (15),
4    "railroad" means any form of non-highway ground
5    transportation that runs on rails or electromagnetic
6    guideways and "utility" means: (1) public utilities as
7    defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act, (2)
8    telecommunications carriers as defined in Section 13-202
9    of the Public Utilities Act, (3) electric cooperatives as
10    defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, (4)
11    telephone or telecommunications cooperatives as defined in
12    Section 13-212 of the Public Utilities Act, (5) rural
13    water or waste water systems with 10,000 connections or
14    less, (6) a holder as defined in Section 21-201 of the
15    Public Utilities Act, and (7) municipalities owning or
16    operating utility systems consisting of public utilities
17    as that term is defined in Section 11-117-2 of the
18    Illinois Municipal Code.
19        (16) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
20    Department of Public Health to provide the delivery of
21    timely newborn screening services in accordance with the
22    Newborn Metabolic Screening Act.
23        (17) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
24    Department of Agriculture, the Department of Financial and
25    Professional Regulation, the Department of Human Services,
26    and the Department of Public Health to implement the



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1    Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program and Opioid
2    Alternative Pilot Program requirements and ensure access
3    to medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical
4    conditions in accordance with the Compassionate Use of
5    Medical Cannabis Program Act.
6        (18) This Code does not apply to any procurements
7    necessary for the Department of Agriculture, the
8    Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
9    Department of Human Services, the Department of Commerce
10    and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Public
11    Health to implement the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act if
12    the applicable agency has made a good faith determination
13    that it is necessary and appropriate for the expenditure
14    to fall within this exemption and if the process is
15    conducted in a manner substantially in accordance with the
16    requirements of Sections 20-160, 25-60, 30-22, 50-5,
17    50-10, 50-10.5, 50-12, 50-13, 50-15, 50-20, 50-21, 50-35,
18    50-36, 50-37, 50-38, and 50-50 of this Code; however, for
19    Section 50-35, compliance applies only to contracts or
20    subcontracts over $100,000. Notice of each contract
21    entered into under this paragraph (18) that is related to
22    the procurement of goods and services identified in
23    paragraph (1) through (9) of this subsection shall be
24    published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 calendar
25    days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement
26    Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the



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1    notice. Each agency shall provide the Chief Procurement
2    Officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content
3    prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer, a report of
4    contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and
5    services identified in this subsection. At a minimum, this
6    report shall include the name of the contractor, a
7    description of the supply or service provided, the total
8    amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the
9    exception to this Code utilized. A copy of any or all of
10    these contracts shall be made available to the Chief
11    Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief
12    Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor
13    and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year
14    that includes, at a minimum, an annual summary of the
15    monthly information reported to the Chief Procurement
16    Officer. This exemption becomes inoperative 5 years after
17    June 25, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27).
18        (19) Acquisition of modifications or adjustments,
19    limited to assistive technology devices and assistive
20    technology services, adaptive equipment, repairs, and
21    replacement parts to provide reasonable accommodations (i)
22    that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to
23    complete the job application process and be considered for
24    the position such qualified applicant desires, (ii) that
25    modify or adjust the work environment to enable a
26    qualified current employee with a disability to perform



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1    the essential functions of the position held by that
2    employee, (iii) to enable a qualified current employee
3    with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges
4    of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated
5    employees without disabilities, and (iv) that allow a
6    customer, client, claimant, or member of the public
7    seeking State services full use and enjoyment of and
8    access to its programs, services, or benefits.
9        For purposes of this paragraph (19):
10        "Assistive technology devices" means any item, piece
11    of equipment, or product system, whether acquired
12    commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that
13    is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional
14    capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
15        "Assistive technology services" means any service that
16    directly assists an individual with a disability in
17    selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology
18    device.
19        "Qualified" has the same meaning and use as provided
20    under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when
21    describing an individual with a disability.
22        (20) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
23    Illinois Commerce Commission to hire third-party
24    facilitators pursuant to Sections 16-105.17 and 16-108.18
25    of the Public Utilities Act or an ombudsman pursuant to
26    Section 16-107.5 of the Public Utilities Act, a



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1    facilitator pursuant to Section 16-105.17 of the Public
2    Utilities Act, or a grid auditor pursuant to Section
3    16-105.10 of the Public Utilities Act.
4        (21) Procurement expenditures for the purchase,
5    renewal, and expansion of software, software licenses, or
6    software maintenance agreements that support the efforts
7    of the Illinois State Police to enforce, regulate, and
8    administer the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the
9    Firearm Concealed Carry Act, the Firearms Restraining
10    Order Act, the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act,
11    the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), the
12    Uniform Crime Reporting Act, the Criminal Identification
13    Act, the Uniform Conviction Information Act, and the Gun
14    Trafficking Information Act, or establish or maintain
15    record management systems necessary to conduct human
16    trafficking investigations or gun trafficking or other
17    stolen firearm investigations. This paragraph (21) applies
18    to contracts entered into on or after the effective date
19    of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly and
20    the renewal of contracts that are in effect on the
21    effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
22    Assembly.
23        (22) Procurements necessary for the Department of
24    Insurance to implement the Illinois Health Benefits
25    Exchange Law if the Department of Insurance has made a
26    good faith determination that it is necessary and



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1    appropriate for the expenditure to fall within this
2    exemption. The procurement process shall be conducted in a
3    manner substantially in accordance with the requirements
4    of Sections 20-160 and 25-60 and Article 50 of this Code. A
5    copy of these contracts shall be made available to the
6    Chief Procurement Officer immediately upon request. This
7    paragraph is inoperative 5 years after the effective date
8    of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
9    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for contracts
10with an annual value of more than $100,000 entered into on or
11after October 1, 2017 under an exemption provided in any
12paragraph of this subsection (b), except paragraph (1), (2),
13or (5), each State agency shall post to the appropriate
14procurement bulletin the name of the contractor, a description
15of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the
16contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the
17Code utilized. The chief procurement officer shall submit a
18report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than
19November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an
20annual summary of the monthly information reported to the
21chief procurement officer.
22    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power
23procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the
24Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public
25Utilities Act.
26    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code,



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1and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois
2Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the
3procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the
4Illinois Lottery Law.
5    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
6Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to
7assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related
8to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield
9facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power
10Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220
11of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range
12of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance
13costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the
14construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the
15full duration of construction.
16    (f) (Blank).
17    (g) (Blank).
18    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or
19contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and
2011-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
21    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records
22necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other
23expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this
24Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client
26    (j) This Code does not apply to the process used by the



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1Capital Development Board to retain an artist or work or works
2of art as required in Section 14 of the Capital Development
3Board Act.
4    (k) This Code does not apply to the process to procure
5contracts, or contracts entered into, by the State Board of
6Elections or the State Electoral Board for hearing officers
7appointed pursuant to the Election Code.
8    (l) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the
9Illinois Student Assistance Commission to procure supplies and
10services paid for from the private funds of the Illinois
11Prepaid Tuition Fund. As used in this subsection (l), "private
12funds" means funds derived from deposits paid into the
13Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund and the earnings thereon.
14    (m) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of
15funds with which contracts are paid, including federal
16assistance moneys. Except as specifically provided in this
17Code, this Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures
18necessary for the Department of Public Health to conduct the
19Healthy Illinois Survey in accordance with Section 2310-431 of
20the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the
21Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
22(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
23101-363, eff. 8-9-19; 102-175, eff. 7-29-21; 102-483, eff
241-1-22; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-600, eff. 8-27-21; 102-662,
25eff. 9-15-21; 102-721, eff. 1-1-23; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22;
26102-1116, eff. 1-10-23.)



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1    Section 20. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Law is
2amended by changing Section 5-5 and by adding Sections 5-21,
35-22, 5-23, and 5-24 as follows:
4    (215 ILCS 122/5-5)
5    Sec. 5-5. State health benefits exchange. It is declared
6that this State, beginning October 1, 2013, in accordance with
7Section 1311 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable
8Care Act, shall establish a State health benefits exchange to
9be known as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange in order to
10help individuals and small employers with no more than 50
11employees shop for, select, and enroll in qualified,
12affordable private health plans that fit their needs at
13competitive prices. The Exchange shall separate coverage pools
14for individuals and small employers and shall supplement and
15not supplant any existing private health insurance market for
16individuals and small employers. The Department of Insurance
17shall operate the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange as a
18State-based exchange using the federal platform by plan year
192025 and as a State-based exchange by plan year 2026. The
20Director of Insurance may require that all plans in the
21individual and small group markets, other than grandfathered
22health plans, be made available for comparison on the Illinois
23Health Benefits Exchange, but may not require that all plans
24in the individual and small group markets be purchased



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1exclusively on the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange. The
2Director of Insurance may require that plans offered on the
3exchange conform with standardized plan designs that provide
4for standardized cost sharing for covered health services.
5Except when it is inconsistent with State law, the Department
6of Insurance shall enforce the coverage requirements under the
7federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including
8the coverage of all United States Preventive Services Task
9Force Grade A and B preventive services without cost sharing
10notwithstanding any federal overturning or repeal of 42 U.S.C.
11300gg-13(a)(1), that apply to the individual and small group
12markets. The Director of Insurance may elect to add a small
13business health options program to the Illinois Health
14Benefits Exchange to help small employers enroll their
15employees in qualified health plans in the small group market.
16The General Assembly shall appropriate funds to establish the
17Illinois Health Benefits Exchange.
18(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)
19    (215 ILCS 122/5-21 new)
20    Sec. 5-21. Monthly assessments.
21    (a) The Director of Insurance may apply a monthly
22assessment to each health benefits plan sold on the Illinois
23Health Benefits Exchange. The assessment shall be paid by the
24issuer and to the Department of Insurance and shall be used
25only for the purpose of supporting the exchange through



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1exchange operations, outreach, enrollment, and other means of
2supporting the exchange, including any efforts that may result
3in a benefit to policyholders. The assessment may be applied
4at a rate of:
5        (1) 0.5% of the total monthly premium charged by an
6    issuer for each health benefits plan during any period
7    that the State is on a State-based exchange using the
8    federal platform; or
9        (2) 2.75% of the total monthly premium charged by an
10    issuer for each health benefits plan during any period
11    that the State is on the State-based exchange. The
12    Director of Insurance shall adjust this rate to ensure
13    that the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange is fully
14    funded, but in no case shall the assessment be applied at a
15    rate that exceeds 4% of the total monthly premium charged
16    by a carrier. If the Director determines it is necessary
17    to adjust the rate pursuant to this paragraph, the
18    Director shall, in advance of the adjustment, post on the
19    Department's website a report describing the reasons and
20    justifications for the adjustment, which shall be
21    consistent with the purposes of supporting the Illinois
22    Health Benefits Exchange as provided in this Section, at
23    least 120 days before the implementation of the rate
24    adjustment.
25    (b) The Director of Insurance shall notify an issuer 120
26days before the implementation of its assessment rate for the



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1subsequent year. Issuers must remit the assessment due in
2monthly installments to the Department of Insurance.
3    (c) The assessment described in this Section shall be
4considered a special purpose obligation and may not be applied
5by issuers to vary premium rates at the plan level.
6    (d) There is created a special fund within the State
7treasury to be known as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
8Fund. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Fund shall be the
9repository for moneys collected pursuant to fees or
10assessments on exchange issuers, federal financial
11participation as appropriate, and other moneys received as
12grants or otherwise appropriated for the purposes of
13supporting health insurance outreach, enrollment efforts, and
14plan management operations through an exchange. All moneys in
15the Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, only for the
16purpose of supporting the exchange through exchange
17operations, outreach, enrollment, and other means of
18supporting the exchange, including any efforts that may result
19in a benefit to policyholders.
20    (215 ILCS 122/5-22 new)
21    Sec. 5-22. State medical assistance program coordination.
22    (a) The Department of Insurance and the Department of
23Healthcare and Family Services shall coordinate the operations
24of the exchange with the operations of State medical
25assistance programs. The Department of Healthcare and Family



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1Services shall oversee and operate the exchange eligibility
2rules engine to ensure accurate assessments and determinations
3of exchange and State medical assistance program eligibility.
4    (b) The exchange may determine eligibility for State
5medical assistance programs that use the modified adjusted
6gross income methodology.
7    (c) The exchange may be used for enrollment into State
8medical assistance program health plans.
9    (d) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
10request federal financial participation funds from the Centers
11for Medicare and Medicaid Services for any integrated
12eligibility and enrollment functions of the exchange.
13    (215 ILCS 122/5-23 new)
14    Sec. 5-23. Department of Insurance and Department of
15Healthcare and Family Services authority.
16    (a) The Department of Insurance and the Department of
17Healthcare and Family Services, in addition to the powers
18granted under the Illinois Insurance Code and the Illinois
19Public Aid Code, have the power necessary to establish and
20operate the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange, including, but
21not limited to, the authority to:
22        (1) adopt rules deemed necessary by the departments to
23    implement this Law;
24        (2) employ or retain sufficient personnel to provide
25    administration, staffing, and necessary related support



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1    required to adequately discharge the duties described in
2    this Law from funds held in the Illinois Health Benefits
3    Exchange Fund;
4        (3) procure services, including a call center, and
5    goods for the purpose of establishing the Illinois Health
6    Benefits Exchange, including, but not limited to,
7    procurements in conformance with paragraph (22) of
8    subsection (b) of Section 1-10 of the Illinois Procurement
9    Code; and
10        (4) require any exchange vendor to have experience
11    operating a State-based exchange in another state.
12    (b) The Department of Insurance has the authority to
13employ a Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health Benefits
15    (215 ILCS 122/5-24 new)
16    Sec. 5-24. Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory
18    (a) The Director of Insurance shall establish the Illinois
19Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee no later than
20December 31, 2023. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
21Advisory Committee shall be tasked with making recommendations
22to the Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health Benefits
23Exchange concerning the operation of the exchange, and the
24Committee shall hold its first meeting no later than 90 days
25following the establishment of the Committee and shall meet



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1quarterly thereafter. The Marketplace Director shall make a
2quarterly report to the Committee.
3    (b) The Department of Insurance shall present regular and
4timely reports to the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
5Advisory Committee regarding the progress in the development
6and ongoing operations of the Illinois Health Benefits
7Exchange before its establishment by plan year 2026. The
8reports shall be posted to the Department of Insurance's
9website and include information on the Department of
10Insurance's progress toward establishing and maintaining the
11Illinois Health Benefits Exchange with the goal of ensuring an
12effective and efficient transition from the federal platform
13to the State-based exchange for individuals, employers, and
14health insurance issuers while mitigating loss of health
15insurance coverage for any potential consumer. The Department
16of Insurance's progress reports shall provide information
17including, but not limited to, transparency, user
18understandability, plan compliance, outreach and education,
19systems operations, and annual fiscal projections. The
20Department of Insurance shall gather stakeholder input in
21developing operational plans and preparing the reports for the
22Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee.
23    (c) The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory
24Committee shall include the following members:
25        (1) The Director of Insurance, or the Director's
26    designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair;



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1        (2) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or
2    the Director's designee, who shall serve ex officio and as
3    co-chair;
4        (3) The Secretary of Human Services, or the
5    Secretary's designee, who shall serve ex officio; and
6        (4) 10 public members, who shall be residents of this
7    State, appointed by the Director of Insurance. The
8    Director shall consider the diversity of this State in the
9    selection of the committee members. The public members
10    shall include:
11            (A) one representative of a statewide organization
12        representing a majority of Illinois hospitals;
13            (B) one representative of a statewide insurance
14        producer professional trade association whose
15        membership is primarily composed of individuals
16        licensed under the Illinois Insurance Code;
17            (C) 2 representatives of a health insurance
18        consumer advocacy group;
19            (D) one representative with expertise in
20        enrollment and consumer assistance;
21            (E) 2 representatives of health insurance issuers
22        or issuer trade associations, at least one of which
23        represents a State-domiciled mutual health insurance
24        company, with a demonstrated expertise in the business
25        of health insurance or health benefits administration;
26            (F) one representative of a statewide association



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1        representing small business owners;
2            (G) one representative of a statewide organization
3        representing physicians; and
4            (H) one academic or research professional with
5        expertise in health insurance.
6    (d) Members of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
7Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of 2 years, shall
8serve without compensation, and shall not be entitled to
9reimbursement. The Department of Insurance shall provide
10administrative support to the Illinois Health Benefits
11Exchange Advisory Committee.
12    (e) The Committee's quarterly meetings shall be open to
13the public and subject to the Open Meetings Act.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.