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Public Act 101-0332


 

Public Act 0332 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0332
 
SB1449 EnrolledLRB101 05881 SMS 50901 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by adding
Section 370c.2 as follows:
 
    (215 ILCS 5/370c.2 new)
    Sec. 370c.2. Task force on disability income insurance;
parity for behavioral health conditions.
    (a) As used in this Section, "behavioral health condition"
means any mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorder
or condition that falls under any of the diagnostic categories
listed in the mental and behavioral disorders chapter of the
current edition of the International Classification of Disease
or that is listed in the most recent version of the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
    (b) The Department shall form a task force to review the
plans and policies for individual and group short-term and
long-term disability income insurance issued and offered to
individuals and employers in this State in order to examine the
use of such insurance for behavioral health conditions. The
Task Force shall work cooperatively with the insurance
industry, community organizations, businesses and business
coalitions, and advocacy groups to reduce the stigma of
behavioral health conditions. The task force shall be comprised
of the following members:
        (1) 2 representatives of the disability income
    insurance industry appointed by the Governor.
        (2) 2 experts in the behavioral health conditions and
    treatment industry appointed by the Governor.
        (3) 2 consumers of disability income insurance who have
    experienced or are experiencing a behavioral health
    condition appointed by the Governor.
        (4) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (5) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    President of the Senate.
        (6) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (7) One member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    Minority Leader of the Senate.
    (c) The task force shall elect a chairperson from its
membership and shall have the authority to determine its
meeting schedule, hearing schedule, and agendas.
    (d) Appointments shall be made 90 days after the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
    (e) Members shall serve without compensation and shall be
adults and residents of Illinois.
    (f) The task force shall:
        (1) review existing plans and policies for individual
    and group short-term and long-term disability income
    insurance issued, delivered, and offered in the State;
        (2) compare coverage provided by short-term and
    long-term disability income insurance policies for
    behavioral health conditions with coverage provided by
    such policies for physical conditions and the reasons for
    differences in coverage;
        (3) gather information on the cost of requiring
    individual and group short-term and long-term disability
    income insurance to cover behavioral health conditions at
    parity with physical conditions; and
        (4) provide recommendations on the economic
    feasibility and cost effectiveness of requiring individual
    and group short-term and long-term disability income
    insurance to cover behavioral health conditions.
    (g) Any of the findings, recommendations, and other
information determined by the task force to be relevant shall
be made available on the Department's website.
    (h) The task force shall submit findings and
recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by
December 31, 2020.
    (i) The task force is dissolved and this Section is
repealed on December 31, 2021.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/9/2019