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 Bill Status of SB2486  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CD-WELLNESS COVERAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan Kotowski - Matt Murphy - Heather Steans - Bill Brady - Pamela J. Althoff, John O. Jones, Larry K. Bomke, Carole Pankau, Tim Bivins, Frank C. Watson, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg, Gary G. Dahl and Michael Bond

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Frank J. Mautino - Robert W. Pritchard - Elizabeth Coulson - Fred Crespo)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 375/6.11
215 ILCS 5/356z.11 new
215 ILCS 125/5-3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1411.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Illinois Insurance Code, and the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Provides that a policy or plan that provides coverage for hospital or medical treatment on an expense incurred basis, may offer wellness coverage that allows for a reward, a health spending account contribution, a reduction in premiums or reduced medical, prescription drug or equipment copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles, or a combination of these incentives, for participation in any health behavior wellness, maintenance, or improvement program approved or offered by the insurer or managed care plan. Provides that "wellness coverage" means health care coverage with the primary purpose to engage and motivate the insured or enrollee through: incentives; provision of health education, counseling, and self-management skills; identification of modifiable health risks; and other activities to influence health behavior changes. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2009.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes the following changes in the provisions concerning wellness coverage: provides for a reasonably designed program for wellness coverage; makes changes concerning the evidence an insured or enrollee may be required to provide; and adds language concerning compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the insured or enrollee may be required to provide evidence of participation in a program, or demonstrative compliance with treatment recommendations as determined by the health insurer or managed care plan (instead of evidence of participation in a program, demonstrative compliance with treatment recommendations, or improvement of the individual's or dependent's health behaviors as determined by the health insurer or managed care plan). Adds requirements concerning (1) opportunities for participants to qualify for incentives, (2) alternatives for participants to satisfy applicable wellness program standards where it is unreasonably difficult due to the participant's medical condition, and (3) the ratio of the total incentive monetary amount to the cost of employee-only coverage. Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2008SenateAssigned to Insurance
  2/27/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass Insurance; 007-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/12/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2008
  3/13/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather Steans
  3/13/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Brady
  3/24/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John O. Jones
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  4/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Carole Pankau
  4/2/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/2/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/3/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  4/3/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Frank C. Watson
  4/7/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  4/8/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/8/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  4/9/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary G. Dahl
  4/9/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Insurance
  4/10/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 007-000-000
  4/10/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Bond
  4/15/2008SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/15/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Kotowski
  4/15/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/15/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 046-000-000
  4/15/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/15/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/16/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  4/16/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/16/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/1/2008HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  5/9/2008HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/13/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  5/13/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Availability and Access Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/13/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Health Care Availability and Access Committee; 012-000-000
  5/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/19/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/19/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 098-000-000
  5/20/2008SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/20/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01-May 21, 2008
  5/22/2008SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Non-Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Dan Kotowski
  5/28/2008SenateSenate Non-Concurs 01
  5/29/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Non-Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Recede Rep. Sidney H. Mathias; MOTION #1
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Recede Referred to Rules Committee; MOTION #1
  5/29/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Refuse to Recede Rep. Sidney H. Mathias; MOTION #2
  7/1/2008HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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