Synopsis As Introduced Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code to require coverage for the treatment of pervasive developmental disorders. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that certain mental health coverages apply to health maintenance organizations and individual policies of accident and health insurance. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group health benefit plan shall provide coverage for 20 additional outpatient visits for speech therapy for treatment of pervasive developmental disorders that will be in addition to speech therapy provided pursuant to other outpatient treatment coverage required by the Section. Amends the Health Maintenance Organization Act to subject health maintenance organizations to the provisions of a Section of the Illinois Insurance Code concerning mental and emotional disorders.