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Public Act 103-0340


Public Act 0340 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0340
HB3249 EnrolledLRB103 25981 SPS 52335 b

    AN ACT concerning employment.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Public Safety Employee Benefits Act is
amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
    (820 ILCS 320/10)
    Sec. 10. Required health coverage benefits.
    (a) An employer who employs a full-time law enforcement,
correctional or correctional probation officer, or
firefighter, who, on or after the effective date of this Act
suffers a catastrophic injury or is killed in the line of duty
shall pay the entire premium of the employer's health
insurance plan for the injured employee, the injured
employee's spouse, and for each dependent child of the injured
employee until the child reaches the age of majority or until
the end of the calendar year in which the child reaches the age
of 25 if the child continues to be dependent for support or the
child is a full-time or part-time student and is dependent for
support. An individual whose entire premium is paid in
accordance with this Section shall be offered by the employer
the choice of any health insurance plan available to currently
employed full-time law enforcement, correctional or
correctional probation officers, or firefighters. For purposes
of plans administered under the State Employee Group Insurance
Act of 1971, changes in coverage may only be elected during
open enrollment or following a qualifying event. The term
"health insurance plan" does not include supplemental benefits
that are not part of the basic group health insurance plan. If
the injured employee subsequently dies, the employer shall
continue to pay the entire health insurance premium for the
surviving spouse until remarried and for the dependent
children under the conditions established in this Section.
        (1) Health insurance benefits payable from any other
    source shall reduce benefits payable under this Section.
        (2) It is unlawful for a person to willfully and
    knowingly make, or cause to be made, or to assist,
    conspire with, or urge another to make, or cause to be
    made, any false, fraudulent, or misleading oral or written
    statement to obtain health insurance coverage as provided
    under this Section. A violation of this item is a Class A
        (3) Upon conviction for a violation described in item
    (2), a law enforcement, correctional or correctional
    probation officer, or other beneficiary who receives or
    seeks to receive health insurance benefits under this
    Section shall forfeit the right to receive health
    insurance benefits and shall reimburse the employer for
    all benefits paid due to the fraud or other prohibited
    activity. For purposes of this item, "conviction" means a
    determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or
    trial, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld.
    (b) In order for the law enforcement, correctional or
correctional probation officer, firefighter, spouse, or
dependent children to be eligible for insurance coverage under
this Act, the injury or death must have occurred as the result
of the officer's response to fresh pursuit, the officer or
firefighter's response to what is reasonably believed to be an
emergency, an unlawful act perpetrated by another, or during
the investigation of a criminal act. Nothing in this Section
shall be construed to limit health insurance coverage or
pension benefits for which the officer, firefighter, spouse,
or dependent children may otherwise be eligible.
(Source: P.A. 90-535, eff. 11-14-97.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2024