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Full Text of SB0930  102nd General Assembly

SB0930eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
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1    AN ACT concerning government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by
5changing Section 370c.2 as follows:
 
6    (215 ILCS 5/370c.2)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2021)
8    Sec. 370c.2. Task force on disability income insurance;
9parity for behavioral health conditions.
10    (a) As used in this Section, "behavioral health condition"
11means any mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use
12disorder or condition that falls under any of the diagnostic
13categories listed in the mental and behavioral disorders
14chapter of the current edition of the International
15Classification of Disease or that is listed in the most recent
16version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
17Disorders.
18    (b) The Department shall form a task force to review the
19plans and policies for individual and group short-term and
20long-term disability income insurance issued and offered to
21individuals and employers in this State in order to examine
22the use of such insurance for behavioral health conditions.
23The Task Force shall work cooperatively with the insurance

 

 

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1industry, community organizations, businesses and business
2coalitions, and advocacy groups to reduce the stigma of
3behavioral health conditions. The task force shall be
4comprised of the following members:
5        (1) 2 representatives of the disability income
6    insurance industry appointed by the Governor.
7        (2) 2 experts in the behavioral health conditions and
8    treatment industry appointed by the Governor.
9        (3) 2 consumers of disability income insurance who
10    have experienced or are experiencing a behavioral health
11    condition appointed by the Governor.
12        (4) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
13    the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
14        (5) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
15    the President of the Senate.
16        (6) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
17    the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
18        (7) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
19    the Minority Leader of the Senate.
20    (c) The task force shall elect a chairperson from its
21membership and shall have the authority to determine its
22meeting schedule, hearing schedule, and agendas.
23    (d) Appointments shall be made 90 days after the effective
24date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
25    (e) Members shall serve without compensation and shall be
26adults and residents of Illinois.

 

 

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1    (f) The task force shall:
2        (1) review existing plans and policies for individual
3    and group short-term and long-term disability income
4    insurance issued, delivered, and offered in the State;
5        (2) compare coverage provided by short-term and
6    long-term disability income insurance policies for
7    behavioral health conditions with coverage provided by
8    such policies for physical conditions and the reasons for
9    differences in coverage;
10        (3) gather information on the cost of requiring
11    individual and group short-term and long-term disability
12    income insurance to cover behavioral health conditions at
13    parity with physical conditions; and
14        (4) provide recommendations on the economic
15    feasibility and cost effectiveness of requiring individual
16    and group short-term and long-term disability income
17    insurance to cover behavioral health conditions.
18    (g) Any of the findings, recommendations, and other
19information determined by the task force to be relevant shall
20be made available on the Department's website.
21    (h) The task force shall submit findings and
22recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by
23December 31, 2022 2020.
24    (i) The task force is dissolved and this Section is
25repealed on January 1, 2023 December 31, 2021.
26(Source: P.A. 101-332, eff. 8-9-19.)
 

 

 

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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.