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 Bill Status of HB4516  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CD - HEARING AID COVERAGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Fine - Jonathan Carroll - Natalie A. Manley - Deb Conroy - Ann M. Williams, Robert Martwick, John C. D'Amico, Luis Arroyo, Theresa Mah, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Kathleen Willis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Sam Yingling, Robyn Gabel, Michelle Mussman, Frances Ann Hurley, Anna Moeller, Martin J. Moylan, Emanuel Chris Welch, Will Guzzardi, Christian L. Mitchell, Katie Stuart, Rita Mayfield, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Gregory Harris

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Ira I. Silverstein - Patricia Van Pelt, Michael E. Hastings, Michael Connelly, David Koehler, Linda Holmes, Laura M. Murphy, John G. Mulroe, Antonio Muñoz and Kimberly A. Lightford)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/22/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1026

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.29 new
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2
215 ILCS 165/10from Ch. 32, par. 604


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to require coverage for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals under the age of 18 when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument. Provides that an insurer shall provide coverage for hearing aids subject to certain restrictions. Provides that an insurer shall not be required to pay a claim if the insured filed such a claim 12 months prior to the date of filing the claim with the insurer and the claim was paid by any insurer. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: Makes changes to definitions. Provides that the coverage for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals under the age of 18 when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument to augment communication must be medically necessary. Makes changes to the restrictions on hearing aid coverage. Removes language providing that an insurer shall not be required to pay a claim if the insured filed such a claim 12 months prior to the date of filing the claim with the insurer and the claim was paid by the insurer. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions amending the Illinois Insurance Code, provides that a provision concerning coverage for medically necessary hearing instruments and related services for individuals under the age of 18 is inoperative other than any such coverage authorized under specified provisions of the Social Security Act and the State shall not assume any obligation for the cost of coverage for medically necessary hearing instruments and related services for individuals under the age of 18 if, at any time, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, promulgates rules or regulations to be published in the Federal Register, publishes a comment in the Federal Register, or issues an opinion, guidance, or other action that would require the State, pursuant to any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to defray the cost of that coverage.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/2/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2018HouseAssigned to Insurance: Health & Life Committee
  2/27/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance: Health & Life Committee; 012-000-000
  2/28/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Insurance: Health & Life Committee
  4/24/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Insurance: Health & Life Committee; 013-000-000
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/25/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-001
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Insurance
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/3/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Insurance; 011-000-001
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/10/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/14/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/17/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/21/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  5/23/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Laura Fine
  5/24/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 106-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor
  8/22/2018HouseGovernor Approved
  8/22/2018HouseEffective Date August 22, 2018
  8/22/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1026

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