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Public Act 099-0226





Public Act 099-0226
HB3137 EnrolledLRB099 07692 MLM 27825 b

    AN ACT concerning eye care coverage.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Topical Eye Medication Prescription Act.
    Section 5. Coverage. Every insurer that amends, delivers,
issues, or renews an individual or group policy of accident and
health insurance in this State that provides coverage for
prescription topical eye medication shall not deny coverage for
the refilling of a prescription for topical eye medication
        (1) the medication is to treat a chronic condition of
    the eye;
        (2) the refill is requested by the insured prior to the
    last day of the prescribed dosage period and after at least
    75% of the predicted days of use; and
        (3) the prescribing physician licensed to practice
    medicine in all its branches or optometrist indicates on
    the original prescription that refills are permitted and
    that the early refills requested by the insured do not
    exceed the total number of refills prescribed.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016