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(215 ILCS 105/1.1)
(from Ch. 73, par. 1301.1)
The General Assembly hereby makes the following findings and
(a) The Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan is
established as a State program that is intended to provide an alternate market for health insurance for certain uninsurable Illinois residents, and further is intended to provide an acceptable alternative mechanism as described in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 for providing portable and accessible individual health insurance coverage for federally eligible individuals as defined in this Act.
(b) The State of Illinois may subsidize the cost of
health insurance coverage offered by the Plan. However, since the State has only a limited amount of resources, the General Assembly declares that it intends for this program to provide portable and accessible individual health insurance coverage for every federally eligible individual who qualifies for coverage in accordance with Section 15 of this Act, but does not intend for every eligible person who qualifies for Plan coverage in accordance with Section 7 of this Act to be guaranteed a right to be issued a policy under this Plan as a matter of entitlement.
(c) The Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Board
shall operate the Plan in a manner so that the estimated cost of the program during any fiscal year will not exceed the total income it expects to receive from policy premiums, investment income, assessments, or fees collected or received by the Board and other funds which are made available from appropriations for the Plan by the General Assembly for that fiscal year.
With the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Plan shall discontinue as the alternative market for health insurance for certain Illinois residents and discontinue as the alternative mechanism, as described in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, effective no later than January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 102-159, eff. 7-23-21.)