(215 ILCS 121/40)
Certified application counselor.
(a) A certified application counselor may not:
(1) sell, solicit, or negotiate, as these terms are
defined in Section 500-10 of the Illinois Insurance Code, any of the classes of insurance enumerated in Section 4 of the Illinois Insurance Code;
(2) offer advice about which health plan is better or
worse for a particular individual or employer;
(3) recommend or endorse a particular health plan or
advise consumers about which plan to choose;
(4) provide any information or services related to
health benefit plans or other insurance products not offered in the exchange, except for health care providers when furnishing information or services related to a patient's existing health benefit plan or other existing health insurance coverage; or
(5) accept any compensation or consideration,
directly or indirectly, from any issuer of accident and health insurance or stop-loss insurance that is dependent, in whole or in part, on whether a person enrolls in or purchases a particular health benefit plan.
(b) Items (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of subsection (a) of this Section do not apply to certified application counselors when assisting individuals with the enrollment process in the State Medicaid program or other public programs.
(c) The Director shall develop education and certification requirements for certified application counselors by rule.
(Source: P.A. 98-524, eff. 8-23-13.)