(215 ILCS 123/30)
Sec. 30. Insurance policy requirements.
(a) No health insurance contract may be issued or delivered pursuant to this Act unless a copy of the form of the contract has been filed with the Director and approved in accordance with Section 355 of the Illinois Insurance Code. It must also contain, in substance, those provisions contained in Sections 357.1 through 357.30 of the Illinois Insurance Code as may be applicable and contain all other provisions applicable to group accident and health insurance policies as provided in Article XX of the Illinois Insurance Code, except as provided in Section 50 of this Act. This subsection (a) does not apply to health maintenance organizations.
(b) No health maintenance organization contract may be issued or delivered under this Act unless a copy of the form of the contract has been filed with the Director and approved in accordance with Section 4-13 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act. It must also provide or arrange for and pay for or reimburse the cost of basic health care services as defined in Section 1-2 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act and provide the benefits specified in the Health Maintenance Organization Act for group contracts.
(c) In the event that the enrollee has moved outside of the service area of the health maintenance organization, the HMO must make available conversion coverage through a contract with a licensed insurance carrier. The conversion coverage must be similar to that which is provided through the HMO. Coverage shall be considered "similar" if it provides a comprehensive medical benefit plan for at least 18 months and is provided without imposing any preexisting condition limitation or exclusion, other than those remaining unexpired under the contract from which conversion is exercised.
(d) Nothing in this Act shall preclude a risk-bearer and an HPG or employer from entering into a contract that contains provisions whereby each party agrees to continue the contract in force for a prescribed period of time.
(e) Nothing in this Act shall preclude a risk-bearer from offering health insurance contracts that contain benefits in addition to those required in subsection (a).
(f) No HPG may purchase insurance providing for a deductible or an aggregate limit unless the deductible or aggregate limit applies separately to each individual insured person of the purchasing group.
(Source: P.A. 90-337, eff. 1-1-98.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015