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Public Act 102-0304


 

Public Act 0304 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 102-0304
 
SB0930 EnrolledLRB102 04751 RJF 14770 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by
changing Section 370c.2 as follows:
 
    (215 ILCS 5/370c.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2021)
    Sec. 370c.2. Task force on disability income insurance;
parity for behavioral health conditions.
    (a) As used in this Section, "behavioral health condition"
means any mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use
disorder or condition that falls under any of the diagnostic
categories listed in the mental and behavioral disorders
chapter of the current edition of the International
Classification of Disease or that is listed in the most recent
version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders.
    (b) The Department shall form a task force to review the
plans and policies for individual and group short-term and
long-term disability income insurance issued and offered to
individuals and employers in this State in order to examine
the use of such insurance for behavioral health conditions.
The Task Force shall work cooperatively with the insurance
industry, community organizations, businesses and business
coalitions, and advocacy groups to reduce the stigma of
behavioral health conditions. The task force shall be
comprised of the following members:
        (1) 2 representatives of the disability income
    insurance industry appointed by the Governor.
        (2) 2 experts in the behavioral health conditions and
    treatment industry appointed by the Governor.
        (3) 2 consumers of disability income insurance who
    have experienced or are experiencing a behavioral health
    condition appointed by the Governor.
        (4) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
    the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (5) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
    the President of the Senate.
        (6) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
    the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (7) One member of the General Assembly appointed by
    the Minority Leader of the Senate.
    (c) The task force shall elect a chairperson from its
membership and shall have the authority to determine its
meeting schedule, hearing schedule, and agendas.
    (d) Appointments shall be made 90 days after the effective
date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly.
    (e) Members shall serve without compensation and shall be
adults and residents of Illinois.
    (f) The task force shall:
        (1) review existing plans and policies for individual
    and group short-term and long-term disability income
    insurance issued, delivered, and offered in the State;
        (2) compare coverage provided by short-term and
    long-term disability income insurance policies for
    behavioral health conditions with coverage provided by
    such policies for physical conditions and the reasons for
    differences in coverage;
        (3) gather information on the cost of requiring
    individual and group short-term and long-term disability
    income insurance to cover behavioral health conditions at
    parity with physical conditions; and
        (4) provide recommendations on the economic
    feasibility and cost effectiveness of requiring individual
    and group short-term and long-term disability income
    insurance to cover behavioral health conditions.
    (g) Any of the findings, recommendations, and other
information determined by the task force to be relevant shall
be made available on the Department's website.
    (h) The task force shall submit findings and
recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by
December 31, 2022 2020.
    (i) The task force is dissolved and this Section is
repealed on January 1, 2023 December 31, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 101-332, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/6/2021