Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act must provide coverage for medically necessary preventative physical or rehabilitative therapy for insureds diagnosed with multiple sclerosis without any treatment limitation or calendar year maximum as determined by the patient's treating physician. Makes changes to the provision's definition of "preventative physical therapy" to include physical and other rehabilitative therapy. Removes requirements that coverage under this provision be subject to the same coinsurance, waiting period, cost sharing limitation, treatment limitation, calendar year maximum, or other limitation as provided for other physical or rehabilitative therapy benefits.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that physical therapy benefits provided for persons affected by multiple sclerosis shall be governed by the Illinois Essential Health Benefits plan.