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Full Text of SB2545  93rd General Assembly



SB2545 Enrolled LRB093 20580 WGH 46391 b

1     AN ACT concerning consumer protection.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5 Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2QQ as follows:
6     (815 ILCS 505/2QQ new)
7     Sec. 2QQ. Insurance cards; social security number.
8     (a) As used in this Section, "insurance card" means a card
9 that a person or entity provides to an individual so that the
10 individual may present the card to establish the eligibility of
11 the individual or his or her dependents to receive health,
12 dental, optical, or accident insurance benefits, prescription
13 drug benefits, or benefits under a managed care plan or a plan
14 provided by a health maintenance organization, a health
15 services plan corporation, or a similar entity.
16     (b) A person or entity may not print an individual's social
17 security number on an insurance card. A person or entity that
18 provides an insurance card must print on the card an
19 identification number unique to the holder of the card in the
20 format prescribed by Section 15 of the Uniform Prescription
21 Drug Information Card Act.
22     (c) An insurance card issued to an individual before the
23 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
24 Assembly that does not comply with subsection (b) must be
25 replaced by January 1, 2006 with an insurance card that
26 complies with subsection (b) if the individual's eligibility
27 for benefits continues after the effective date of this
28 amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.
29     (d) A violation of this Section constitutes an unlawful
30 practice within the meaning of this Act.
31     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
32 1, 2005.