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 Bill Status of SB0038  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein, Kimberly A. Lightford, Heather A. Steans, Julie A. Morrison and Iris Y. Martinez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/356z.22 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 when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument. Provides that an insurer shall provide coverage for up to $2,500 per hearing aid per insured's hearing impaired ear subject to certain restrictions. Provides that an insurer shall not be required to pay a claim if the insured filed such a claim 36 months prior to the date of filing the claim with the insurer and the claim was paid by any insurer. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/10/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  1/10/2013SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/30/2013SenateAssigned to Insurance
  2/14/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/5/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/6/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Insurance Mandates and Special Issues
  3/12/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/12/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/13/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  3/13/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/22/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 19, 2013
  4/19/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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