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 Bill Status of HB2325  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CD-CONTINUING COVERAGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Karen May - Elizabeth Coulson - Rosemary Mulligan - Monique D. Davis - Frank J. Mautino, Greg Harris, Patricia R. Bellock, Fred Crespo, Julie Hamos, Esther Golar, Karen A. Yarbrough, Barbara Flynn Currie, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kathleen A. Ryg and Naomi D. Jakobsson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Susan Garrett - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - Dan Kotowski)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/18/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0013

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/367efrom Ch. 73, par. 979e
215 ILCS 125/4-9.2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1409.2-2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an employee or member is eligible for continuing coverage under a group insurance policy for up to 18 months (instead of 9 months) after the date the employee's or member's insurance under the policy would have terminated because of termination of employment or membership or reduction in employment hours. Provides that the employer must give written notice of the employee's option to elect continuation coverage to the employee within 10 days after the employee's termination or reduction in hours and to the insurer. Provides that an employee or member who wishes continuation of coverage must make the request in writing within a 30-day (instead of ten-day) period. Provides that in the event the employer fails or refuses to provide notice of continuation rights to the employee or member, the insurer is required to mail notice of the continuation rights to the employee or member at the employee's last known address. Provides that any employer who fails to provide the notice required by the Act is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $500. Amends the Health Maintenance Organization Act to incorporate the written notice, penalty, and condition of termination provisions as they relate to continuation of group HMO coverage after termination of employment or membership. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that an employee or member is eligible for continuing coverage under a group insurance policy for up to 12 months (instead of 18 months) after the date the employee's or member's insurance under the policy would have terminated because of termination of employment or membership or reduction in employment hours.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the engrossed bill with the following changes. Provides that with respect to an employee or member who is involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009, continuation shall be available if the employee or member was insured under the group policy on the day prior to the termination. Restores language that provides that in no event may an employee or member elect continuation more than 60 days after the date of the termination or reduction in hours below the minimum required by the group plan. Deletes language that provides that any employer who fails to provide the required notice is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined $500. Adds conditions for the satisfaction of the notice requirements. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Makes changes to the provisions concerning the conditions under which employees or members whose insurance under a group policy or coverage under a group contract that would otherwise terminate because of termination of employment or membership or because of a reduction in hours shall be entitled to continue their hospital, surgical, and major medical insurance or coverage. Makes changes to the provisions concerning notice of continuation rights.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  2/18/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2009HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  3/10/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 022-001-000
  3/11/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/18/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Karen May
  3/18/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/25/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/25/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. William B. Black
  3/25/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. William B. Black
  3/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended - Withdrawn by Rep. William B. Black
  3/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended - Withdrawn by Rep. William B. Black
  3/26/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2009HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  3/30/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40(a)
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/1/2009HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/1/2009HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/1/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/2/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 3, 2009
  4/2/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  4/15/2009SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Insurance
  4/30/2009SenatePostponed - Insurance
  5/5/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  5/5/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/6/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  5/6/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/7/2009SenateDo Pass as Amended Insurance; 012-000-000
  5/7/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2009
  5/15/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  5/17/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  5/17/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/18/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  5/18/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Held in Insurance
  5/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  5/19/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  5/26/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1) - Referred to Insurance
  5/26/2009SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2009
  5/28/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 007-000-000
  5/29/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/29/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Garrett
  5/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 30, 2009
  5/30/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  5/30/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-000
  5/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/30/2009HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/30/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Karen May
  5/30/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Karen May
  5/30/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2009HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 117-000-000
  5/31/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs 117-000-000
  5/31/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  6/18/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  6/18/2009HouseEffective Date June 18, 2009
  6/18/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0013

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