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Public Act 093-0728




Public Act 093-0728
SB2545 Enrolled LRB093 20580 WGH 46391 b

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

Effective Date: 1/1/2005