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(305 ILCS 5/11-4.2)
Application assistance for enrolling individuals in the medical assistance program.
(a) The Department shall have procedures to allow application agents to assist in enrolling individuals in the medical assistance program. As used in this Section, "application agent" means an organization or individual, such as a licensed health care provider, school, youth service agency, employer, labor union, local chamber of commerce, community-based organization, or other organization, approved by the Department to assist in enrolling individuals in the medical assistance program.
(b) At the Department's discretion, technical assistance payments may be made available for approved applications facilitated by an application agent. The Department shall permit day and temporary labor service agencies, as defined in the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, doing business in Illinois to enroll as unpaid application agents. As established in the Free Healthcare Benefits Application Assistance Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to charge another person or family for assisting in completing and submitting an application for enrollment in the medical assistance program.
(c) Existing enrollment agreements or contracts for all application agents, technical assistance payments, and outreach grants that were authorized under Section 22 of the Children's Health Insurance Program Act and Sections 25 and 30 of the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act prior to those Acts becoming inoperative shall continue to be authorized under this Section per the terms of the agreement or contract until modified, amended, or terminated.
(Source: P.A. 102-43, eff. 7-6-21.)