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Full Text of HB0579  103rd General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Insurance Law is amended by
5adding Section 1405-50 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 1405/1405-50 new)
7    Sec. 1405-50. Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health
8Benefits Exchange. The Governor shall appoint, with the advice
9and consent of the Senate, a person within the Department of
10Insurance to serve as the Marketplace Director of the Illinois
11Health Benefits Exchange. The Governor may make a temporary
12appointment until the next meeting of the Senate. This person
13may be an existing employee with other duties. The Marketplace
14Director shall receive an annual salary as set by the Governor
15and shall be paid out of the appropriations to the Department.
16The Marketplace Director shall not be subject to the Personnel
17Code. The Marketplace Director, under the direction of the
18Director, shall manage the operations and staff of the
19Illinois Health Benefits Exchange to ensure optimal exchange
21    Section 10. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
22Section 5.990 as follows:



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1    (30 ILCS 105/5.990 new)
2    Sec. 5.990. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Fund.
3    Section 15. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
4changing Section 1-10 as follows:
5    (30 ILCS 500/1-10)
6    Sec. 1-10. Application.
7    (a) This Code applies only to procurements for which
8bidders, offerors, potential contractors, or contractors were
9first solicited on or after July 1, 1998. This Code shall not
10be construed to affect or impair any contract, or any
11provision of a contract, entered into based on a solicitation
12prior to the implementation date of this Code as described in
13Article 99, including, but not limited to, any covenant
14entered into with respect to any revenue bonds or similar
15instruments. All procurements for which contracts are
16solicited between the effective date of Articles 50 and 99 and
17July 1, 1998 shall be substantially in accordance with this
18Code and its intent.
19    (b) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of the
20funds with which the contracts are paid, including federal
21assistance moneys. This Code shall not apply to:
22        (1) Contracts between the State and its political
23    subdivisions or other governments, or between State



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1    governmental bodies, except as specifically provided in
2    this Code.
3        (2) Grants, except for the filing requirements of
4    Section 20-80.
5        (3) Purchase of care, except as provided in Section
6    5-30.6 of the Illinois Public Aid Code and this Section.
7        (4) Hiring of an individual as an employee and not as
8    an independent contractor, whether pursuant to an
9    employment code or policy or by contract directly with
10    that individual.
11        (5) Collective bargaining contracts.
12        (6) Purchase of real estate, except that notice of
13    this type of contract with a value of more than $25,000
14    must be published in the Procurement Bulletin within 10
15    calendar days after the deed is recorded in the county of
16    jurisdiction. The notice shall identify the real estate
17    purchased, the names of all parties to the contract, the
18    value of the contract, and the effective date of the
19    contract.
20        (7) Contracts necessary to prepare for anticipated
21    litigation, enforcement actions, or investigations,
22    provided that the chief legal counsel to the Governor
23    shall give his or her prior approval when the procuring
24    agency is one subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor,
25    and provided that the chief legal counsel of any other
26    procuring entity subject to this Code shall give his or



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1    her prior approval when the procuring entity is not one
2    subject to the jurisdiction of the Governor.
3        (8) (Blank).
4        (9) Procurement expenditures by the Illinois
5    Conservation Foundation when only private funds are used.
6        (10) (Blank).
7        (11) Public-private agreements entered into according
8    to the procurement requirements of Section 20 of the
9    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and
10    design-build agreements entered into according to the
11    procurement requirements of Section 25 of the
12    Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act.
13        (12) (A) Contracts for legal, financial, and other
14    professional and artistic services entered into by the
15    Illinois Finance Authority in which the State of Illinois
16    is not obligated. Such contracts shall be awarded through
17    a competitive process authorized by the members of the
18    Illinois Finance Authority and are subject to Sections
19    5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35, and 50-37 of this Code,
20    as well as the final approval by the members of the
21    Illinois Finance Authority of the terms of the contract.
22        (B) Contracts for legal and financial services entered
23    into by the Illinois Housing Development Authority in
24    connection with the issuance of bonds in which the State
25    of Illinois is not obligated. Such contracts shall be
26    awarded through a competitive process authorized by the



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1    members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority and
2    are subject to Sections 5-30, 20-160, 50-13, 50-20, 50-35,
3    and 50-37 of this Code, as well as the final approval by
4    the members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority
5    of the terms of the contract.
6        (13) Contracts for services, commodities, and
7    equipment to support the delivery of timely forensic
8    science services in consultation with and subject to the
9    approval of the Chief Procurement Officer as provided in
10    subsection (d) of Section 5-4-3a of the Unified Code of
11    Corrections, except for the requirements of Sections
12    20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of this
13    Code; however, the Chief Procurement Officer may, in
14    writing with justification, waive any certification
15    required under Article 50 of this Code. For any contracts
16    for services which are currently provided by members of a
17    collective bargaining agreement, the applicable terms of
18    the collective bargaining agreement concerning
19    subcontracting shall be followed.
20        On and after January 1, 2019, this paragraph (13),
21    except for this sentence, is inoperative.
22        (14) Contracts for participation expenditures required
23    by a domestic or international trade show or exhibition of
24    an exhibitor, member, or sponsor.
25        (15) Contracts with a railroad or utility that
26    requires the State to reimburse the railroad or utilities



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1    for the relocation of utilities for construction or other
2    public purpose. Contracts included within this paragraph
3    (15) shall include, but not be limited to, those
4    associated with: relocations, crossings, installations,
5    and maintenance. For the purposes of this paragraph (15),
6    "railroad" means any form of non-highway ground
7    transportation that runs on rails or electromagnetic
8    guideways and "utility" means: (1) public utilities as
9    defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act, (2)
10    telecommunications carriers as defined in Section 13-202
11    of the Public Utilities Act, (3) electric cooperatives as
12    defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, (4)
13    telephone or telecommunications cooperatives as defined in
14    Section 13-212 of the Public Utilities Act, (5) rural
15    water or waste water systems with 10,000 connections or
16    less, (6) a holder as defined in Section 21-201 of the
17    Public Utilities Act, and (7) municipalities owning or
18    operating utility systems consisting of public utilities
19    as that term is defined in Section 11-117-2 of the
20    Illinois Municipal Code.
21        (16) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
22    Department of Public Health to provide the delivery of
23    timely newborn screening services in accordance with the
24    Newborn Metabolic Screening Act.
25        (17) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
26    Department of Agriculture, the Department of Financial and



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1    Professional Regulation, the Department of Human Services,
2    and the Department of Public Health to implement the
3    Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program and Opioid
4    Alternative Pilot Program requirements and ensure access
5    to medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical
6    conditions in accordance with the Compassionate Use of
7    Medical Cannabis Program Act.
8        (18) This Code does not apply to any procurements
9    necessary for the Department of Agriculture, the
10    Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the
11    Department of Human Services, the Department of Commerce
12    and Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Public
13    Health to implement the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act if
14    the applicable agency has made a good faith determination
15    that it is necessary and appropriate for the expenditure
16    to fall within this exemption and if the process is
17    conducted in a manner substantially in accordance with the
18    requirements of Sections 20-160, 25-60, 30-22, 50-5,
19    50-10, 50-10.5, 50-12, 50-13, 50-15, 50-20, 50-21, 50-35,
20    50-36, 50-37, 50-38, and 50-50 of this Code; however, for
21    Section 50-35, compliance applies only to contracts or
22    subcontracts over $100,000. Notice of each contract
23    entered into under this paragraph (18) that is related to
24    the procurement of goods and services identified in
25    paragraph (1) through (9) of this subsection shall be
26    published in the Procurement Bulletin within 14 calendar



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1    days after contract execution. The Chief Procurement
2    Officer shall prescribe the form and content of the
3    notice. Each agency shall provide the Chief Procurement
4    Officer, on a monthly basis, in the form and content
5    prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer, a report of
6    contracts that are related to the procurement of goods and
7    services identified in this subsection. At a minimum, this
8    report shall include the name of the contractor, a
9    description of the supply or service provided, the total
10    amount of the contract, the term of the contract, and the
11    exception to this Code utilized. A copy of any or all of
12    these contracts shall be made available to the Chief
13    Procurement Officer immediately upon request. The Chief
14    Procurement Officer shall submit a report to the Governor
15    and General Assembly no later than November 1 of each year
16    that includes, at a minimum, an annual summary of the
17    monthly information reported to the Chief Procurement
18    Officer. This exemption becomes inoperative 5 years after
19    June 25, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27).
20        (19) Acquisition of modifications or adjustments,
21    limited to assistive technology devices and assistive
22    technology services, adaptive equipment, repairs, and
23    replacement parts to provide reasonable accommodations (i)
24    that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to
25    complete the job application process and be considered for
26    the position such qualified applicant desires, (ii) that



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1    modify or adjust the work environment to enable a
2    qualified current employee with a disability to perform
3    the essential functions of the position held by that
4    employee, (iii) to enable a qualified current employee
5    with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges
6    of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated
7    employees without disabilities, and (iv) that allow a
8    customer, client, claimant, or member of the public
9    seeking State services full use and enjoyment of and
10    access to its programs, services, or benefits.
11        For purposes of this paragraph (19):
12        "Assistive technology devices" means any item, piece
13    of equipment, or product system, whether acquired
14    commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that
15    is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional
16    capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
17        "Assistive technology services" means any service that
18    directly assists an individual with a disability in
19    selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology
20    device.
21        "Qualified" has the same meaning and use as provided
22    under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when
23    describing an individual with a disability.
24        (20) Procurement expenditures necessary for the
25    Illinois Commerce Commission to hire third-party
26    facilitators pursuant to Sections 16-105.17 and 16-108.18



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1    of the Public Utilities Act or an ombudsman pursuant to
2    Section 16-107.5 of the Public Utilities Act, a
3    facilitator pursuant to Section 16-105.17 of the Public
4    Utilities Act, or a grid auditor pursuant to Section
5    16-105.10 of the Public Utilities Act.
6        (21) Procurement expenditures for the purchase,
7    renewal, and expansion of software, software licenses, or
8    software maintenance agreements that support the efforts
9    of the Illinois State Police to enforce, regulate, and
10    administer the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the
11    Firearm Concealed Carry Act, the Firearms Restraining
12    Order Act, the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act,
13    the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), the
14    Uniform Crime Reporting Act, the Criminal Identification
15    Act, the Uniform Conviction Information Act, and the Gun
16    Trafficking Information Act, or establish or maintain
17    record management systems necessary to conduct human
18    trafficking investigations or gun trafficking or other
19    stolen firearm investigations. This paragraph (21) applies
20    to contracts entered into on or after the effective date
21    of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly and
22    the renewal of contracts that are in effect on the
23    effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
24    Assembly.
25        (22) Procurements necessary for the Department of
26    Insurance to implement the Illinois Health Benefits



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1    Exchange Law if the Department of Insurance has made a
2    good faith determination that it is necessary and
3    appropriate for the expenditure to fall within this
4    exemption. The procurement process shall be conducted in a
5    manner substantially in accordance with the requirements
6    of Sections 20-160 and 25-60 and Article 50 of this Code. A
7    copy of these contracts shall be made available to the
8    Chief Procurement Officer immediately upon request. This
9    paragraph is inoperative 5 years after the effective date
10    of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
11    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for contracts
12with an annual value of more than $100,000 entered into on or
13after October 1, 2017 under an exemption provided in any
14paragraph of this subsection (b), except paragraph (1), (2),
15or (5), each State agency shall post to the appropriate
16procurement bulletin the name of the contractor, a description
17of the supply or service provided, the total amount of the
18contract, the term of the contract, and the exception to the
19Code utilized. The chief procurement officer shall submit a
20report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than
21November 1 of each year that shall include, at a minimum, an
22annual summary of the monthly information reported to the
23chief procurement officer.
24    (c) This Code does not apply to the electric power
25procurement process provided for under Section 1-75 of the
26Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public



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1Utilities Act.
2    (d) Except for Section 20-160 and Article 50 of this Code,
3and as expressly required by Section 9.1 of the Illinois
4Lottery Law, the provisions of this Code do not apply to the
5procurement process provided for under Section 9.1 of the
6Illinois Lottery Law.
7    (e) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
8Capital Development Board to retain a person or entity to
9assist the Capital Development Board with its duties related
10to the determination of costs of a clean coal SNG brownfield
11facility, as defined by Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power
12Agency Act, as required in subsection (h-3) of Section 9-220
13of the Public Utilities Act, including calculating the range
14of capital costs, the range of operating and maintenance
15costs, or the sequestration costs or monitoring the
16construction of clean coal SNG brownfield facility for the
17full duration of construction.
18    (f) (Blank).
19    (g) (Blank).
20    (h) This Code does not apply to the process to procure or
21contracts entered into in accordance with Sections 11-5.2 and
2211-5.3 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
23    (i) Each chief procurement officer may access records
24necessary to review whether a contract, purchase, or other
25expenditure is or is not subject to the provisions of this
26Code, unless such records would be subject to attorney-client



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2    (j) This Code does not apply to the process used by the
3Capital Development Board to retain an artist or work or works
4of art as required in Section 14 of the Capital Development
5Board Act.
6    (k) This Code does not apply to the process to procure
7contracts, or contracts entered into, by the State Board of
8Elections or the State Electoral Board for hearing officers
9appointed pursuant to the Election Code.
10    (l) This Code does not apply to the processes used by the
11Illinois Student Assistance Commission to procure supplies and
12services paid for from the private funds of the Illinois
13Prepaid Tuition Fund. As used in this subsection (l), "private
14funds" means funds derived from deposits paid into the
15Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund and the earnings thereon.
16    (m) This Code shall apply regardless of the source of
17funds with which contracts are paid, including federal
18assistance moneys. Except as specifically provided in this
19Code, this Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures
20necessary for the Department of Public Health to conduct the
21Healthy Illinois Survey in accordance with Section 2310-431 of
22the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the
23Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
24(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
25101-363, eff. 8-9-19; 102-175, eff. 7-29-21; 102-483, eff
261-1-22; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-600, eff. 8-27-21; 102-662,



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1eff. 9-15-21; 102-721, eff. 1-1-23; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22;
2102-1116, eff. 1-10-23.)
3    Section 20. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Law is
4amended by changing Section 5-5 and by adding Sections 5-21,
55-22, 5-23, and 5-24 as follows:
6    (215 ILCS 122/5-5)
7    Sec. 5-5. State health benefits exchange. It is declared
8that this State, beginning October 1, 2013, in accordance with
9Section 1311 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable
10Care Act, shall establish a State health benefits exchange to
11be known as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange in order to
12help individuals and small employers with no more than 50
13employees shop for, select, and enroll in qualified,
14affordable private health plans that fit their needs at
15competitive prices. The Exchange shall separate coverage pools
16for individuals and small employers and shall supplement and
17not supplant any existing private health insurance market for
18individuals and small employers. The Department of Insurance
19shall operate the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange as a
20State-based exchange using the federal platform by plan year
212025 and as a State-based exchange by plan year 2026. The
22Director of Insurance may require that all plans in the
23individual and small group markets, other than grandfathered
24health plans, be made available for comparison on the Illinois



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1Health Benefits Exchange, but may not require that all plans
2in the individual and small group markets be purchased
3exclusively on the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange. Through
4the adoption of rules, the Director of Insurance may require
5that plans offered on the exchange conform with standardized
6plan designs that provide for standardized cost sharing for
7covered health services. Except when it is inconsistent with
8State law, the Department of Insurance shall enforce the
9coverage requirements under the federal Patient Protection and
10Affordable Care Act, including the coverage of all United
11States Preventive Services Task Force Grade A and B preventive
12services without cost sharing notwithstanding any federal
13overturning or repeal of 42 U.S.C. 300gg-13(a)(1), that apply
14to the individual and small group markets. The Director of
15Insurance may elect to add a small business health options
16program to the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange to help small
17employers enroll their employees in qualified health plans in
18the small group market. The General Assembly shall appropriate
19funds to establish the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange.
20(Source: P.A. 97-142, eff. 7-14-11.)
21    (215 ILCS 122/5-21 new)
22    Sec. 5-21. Monthly assessments.
23    (a) The Director of Insurance may apply a monthly
24assessment to each health benefits plan sold on the Illinois
25Health Benefits Exchange. The assessment shall be paid by the



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1issuer and to the Department of Insurance and shall be used
2only for the purpose of supporting the exchange through
3exchange operations, outreach, and enrollment, including any
4efforts that may result in a benefit to policyholders. The
5assessment may be applied at a rate of:
6        (1) 0.5% of the total monthly premium charged by an
7    issuer for each health benefits plan during any period
8    that the State is on a State-based exchange using the
9    federal platform; or
10        (2) 2.75% of the total monthly premium charged by an
11    issuer for each health benefits plan during any period
12    that the State is on the State-based exchange. The
13    Director of Insurance shall adjust this rate to ensure
14    that the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange is fully
15    funded, but in no case shall the assessment be applied at a
16    rate that exceeds 3.5% of the total monthly premium
17    charged by a carrier. If the Director determines it is
18    necessary to adjust the rate pursuant to this paragraph,
19    the Director shall, in advance of the adjustment, post on
20    the Department's website a report describing the reasons
21    and justifications for the adjustment, which shall be
22    consistent with the purposes of supporting the Illinois
23    Health Benefits Exchange as provided in this Section, at
24    least 120 days before the implementation of the rate
25    adjustment.
26    (b) The Director of Insurance shall notify an issuer 120



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1days before the implementation of its assessment rate for the
2subsequent year. Issuers must remit the assessment due in
3monthly installments to the Department of Insurance.
4    (c) The assessment described in this Section shall be
5considered a special purpose obligation and may not be applied
6by issuers to vary premium rates at the plan level.
7    (d) There is created a special fund within the State
8treasury to be known as the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
9Fund. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Fund shall be the
10repository for moneys collected pursuant to fees or
11assessments on exchange issuers, federal financial
12participation as appropriate, and other moneys received as
13grants or otherwise appropriated for the purposes of
14supporting health insurance outreach, enrollment efforts, and
15plan management operations through an exchange. All moneys in
16the Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, only for the
17purpose of supporting the exchange through exchange
18operations, outreach, enrollment, and other means of
19supporting the exchange, including any efforts that may result
20in a benefit to policyholders.
21    (215 ILCS 122/5-22 new)
22    Sec. 5-22. State medical assistance program coordination.
23    (a) The Department of Insurance and the Department of
24Healthcare and Family Services shall coordinate the operations
25of the exchange with the operations of State medical



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1assistance programs. The Department of Healthcare and Family
2Services shall oversee and operate the exchange eligibility
3rules engine to ensure accurate assessments and determinations
4of exchange and State medical assistance program eligibility.
5    (b) The exchange may determine eligibility for State
6medical assistance programs that use the modified adjusted
7gross income methodology.
8    (c) The exchange may be used for enrollment into State
9medical assistance program health plans.
10    (d) The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall
11request federal financial participation funds from the Centers
12for Medicare and Medicaid Services for any integrated
13eligibility and enrollment functions of the exchange.
14    (215 ILCS 122/5-23 new)
15    Sec. 5-23. Department of Insurance and Department of
16Healthcare and Family Services authority.
17    (a) The Department of Insurance and the Department of
18Healthcare and Family Services, in addition to the powers
19granted under the Illinois Insurance Code and the Illinois
20Public Aid Code, have the power necessary to establish and
21operate the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange, including, but
22not limited to, the authority to:
23        (1) adopt rules deemed necessary by the departments to
24    implement this Law;
25        (2) employ or retain sufficient personnel to provide



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1    administration, staffing, and necessary related support
2    required to adequately discharge the duties described in
3    this Law from funds held in the Illinois Health Benefits
4    Exchange Fund;
5        (3) procure services, including a call center, and
6    goods for the purpose of establishing the Illinois Health
7    Benefits Exchange, including, but not limited to,
8    procurements in conformance with paragraph (22) of
9    subsection (b) of Section 1-10 of the Illinois Procurement
10    Code; and
11        (4) require any exchange vendor to have experience
12    operating a State-based exchange in another state.
13    (b) The Department of Insurance has the authority to
14employ a Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health Benefits
16    (215 ILCS 122/5-24 new)
17    Sec. 5-24. Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory
19    (a) The Director of Insurance shall establish the Illinois
20Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee no later than
21December 31, 2023. The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
22Advisory Committee shall be tasked with making recommendations
23to the Marketplace Director of the Illinois Health Benefits
24Exchange concerning the operation of the exchange, and the
25Committee shall hold its first meeting no later than 90 days



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1following the establishment of the Committee and shall meet
2quarterly thereafter. The Marketplace Director shall make a
3quarterly report to the Committee.
4    (b) The Department of Insurance shall present regular and
5timely reports to the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
6Advisory Committee regarding the progress in the development
7and ongoing operations of the Illinois Health Benefits
8Exchange before its establishment by plan year 2026. The
9reports shall be posted to the Department of Insurance's
10website and include information on the Department of
11Insurance's progress toward establishing and maintaining the
12Illinois Health Benefits Exchange with the goal of ensuring an
13effective and efficient transition from the federal platform
14to the State-based exchange for individuals, employers, and
15health insurance issuers while mitigating loss of health
16insurance coverage for any potential consumer. The Department
17of Insurance's progress reports shall provide information
18including, but not limited to, transparency, user
19understandability, plan compliance, outreach and education,
20systems operations, and annual fiscal projections. The
21Department of Insurance shall gather stakeholder input in
22developing operational plans and preparing the reports for the
23Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee.
24    (c) The Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory
25Committee shall include the following members:
26        (1) The Director of Insurance, or the Director's



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1    designee, who shall serve ex officio and as co-chair;
2        (2) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or
3    the Director's designee, who shall serve ex officio and as
4    co-chair;
5        (3) The Secretary of Human Services, or the
6    Secretary's designee, who shall serve ex officio; and
7        (4) 10 public members, who shall be residents of this
8    State, appointed by the Governor with the advice and
9    consent of the Senate. The Governor may make temporary
10    appointments until the next meeting of the Senate. The
11    Governor shall consider the diversity of this State in the
12    selection of the committee members. The public members
13    shall include:
14            (A) one representative of a statewide organization
15        representing a majority of Illinois hospitals;
16            (B) one representative of a statewide insurance
17        producer professional trade association whose
18        membership is primarily composed of individuals
19        licensed under the Illinois Insurance Code;
20            (C) 2 representatives of a health insurance
21        consumer advocacy group;
22            (D) one representative with expertise in
23        enrollment and consumer assistance;
24            (E) 2 representatives of health insurance issuers
25        or issuer trade associations, at least one of which
26        represents a State-domiciled mutual health insurance



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1        company, with a demonstrated expertise in the business
2        of health insurance or health benefits administration;
3            (F) one representative of a statewide association
4        representing small business owners;
5            (G) one representative of a statewide organization
6        representing physicians; and
7            (H) one academic or research professional with
8        expertise in health insurance.
9    (d) Members of the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange
10Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of 2 years, shall
11serve without compensation, and shall not be entitled to
12reimbursement. The Department of Insurance shall provide
13administrative support to the Illinois Health Benefits
14Exchange Advisory Committee.
15    (e) The Committee's quarterly meetings shall be open to
16the public and subject to the Open Meetings Act.
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.