(215 ILCS 165/15.5) (from Ch. 32, par. 609.5)
    Sec. 15.5. Conversion Privilege-Group Type Contracts.
    (1) Every service plan contract of a health service plan corporation which provides that the continued coverage of a beneficiary is contingent upon the continued employment or membership of the subscriber with a particular employer, union, or association shall further provide for the right of said person to make application for an individual service plan contract under the circumstances and in accordance with the requirements set forth in Sections 367e and 367e.1 of the "Illinois Insurance Code". The application of Sections 367e and 367e.1 of the Code shall not be construed in such a manner as to require a health service plan corporation to furnish a service or kind of benefit not customarily provided by such corporation and which is inconsistent with the provision of this Act.
    (2) The requirements of this Section shall apply to all such contracts delivered, issued for delivery, renewed or amended on or after 180 days following the effective date of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-477, eff. 1-1-04.)