Bill Sponsor
Illinois Senate Bill 764
Session 103rd
Regulation-Tech
Became Law
Became Law
Became Law on Aug 4, 2023
Sponsors
Democrat
Cristina Castro
Democrat
Anna Moeller
First Action
Feb 2, 2023
Latest Action
Aug 4, 2023
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill Number
764
State
Illinois
Session
103rd
Sponsorship by Party
Democrat
Primary
Democrat
Primary
Republican
Cosponsor
Republican
Cosponsor
Democrat
Cosponsor
Republican
Cosponsor
Democrat
Cosponsor
Republican
Cosponsor
Republican
Cosponsor
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
Summary
Amends the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title. Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes reference to: 215 ILCS 105/1 Adds reference to: New Act 815 ILCS 505/2BBBB new Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act. Provides that no vision care organization may issue a contract that requires an eye care provider, as a condition of participation in the vision care plan, to provide services or materials to an enrollee at a fee set by the vision care plan unless the services or materials are covered under the vision care plan. Provides that an eye care provider who chooses not to accept amounts set by a vision care plan for noncovered services or noncovered materials shall post a specified notice. Requires fees for covered services and materials to be reasonable and clearly listed on a fee schedule provided to the eye care provider. Prohibits a vision care organization from misrepresenting the benefits of a vision care plan as a means of selling coverage or communicating the benefit coverage to enrollees. Provides that the Act applies to any subcontractors used by a vision care organization to supply materials or services to an eye care provider or an enrollee under a vision care plan. Prohibits a vision care organization from restricting an eye care provider's freedom to choose suppliers, materials, or labs or from requiring an eye care provider to purchase materials from a source owned by the entity that issued the vision care plan. Provides that fees paid for materials supplied by a non-network lab are not required to be identical to fees paid for materials ordered through a network lab, but non-network lab fees shall be reasonable. Provides that a vision care organization and its officers, directors, agents, and employees are subject to specified laws. Provides that at the request of an enrollee, an eye care provider recommending an out-of-network source or supplier of vision care materials to an enrollee shall provide written notice to the enrollee stating that the source or supplier is an out-of-network laboratory or supplier of vision care materials, and any business interest the eye care provider has in the out-of-network source or supplier recommended to the enrollee. Provides that an eye care provider is required to offer an enrollee in-network sources or suppliers of vision care materials at the enrollee's request. Provides that the terms, fees, discounts, or reimbursement rates in a vision care plan may not be changed during the term of the contract unless mutually agreed to in writing by the eye care provider and the vision care organization. Provides that a change proposed to a vision care plan by the vision care organization shall become effective if the eye care provider fails to respond to the vision care organization within 60 days after receipt of notice of the proposed changes. Provides that the terms of a vision care plan contract that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the Act shall comply with the provisions. Provides that a vision care plan may enter into an agreement with a health care plan to deliver routine vision care services that are covered under the enrollee's plan. Provides that a vision care plan may act as a network regarding routine vision care services offered by a health care plan. Makes other changes. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that any person who violates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act commits an unlawful practice. Effective immediately.
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