Bill Status of SB3430  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-MEDICAID-LOOK-BACK PERIOD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Amy Elik - Norine K. Hammond - Jackie Haas - Charles Meier - Anna Moeller, Dave Severin, David Friess, Wayne A Rosenthal, Lindsey LaPointe, Kelly M. Cassidy, Barbara Hernandez, Yolonda Morris, Suzanne M. Ness, Kevin Schmidt, Patrick Windhorst, Dan Swanson, Dagmara Avelar, Debbie Meyers-Martin and Travis Weaver)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/20/2024SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.59 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop, post, and maintain on its official website a comprehensive informational guide that explains the Medicaid 5-year look-back period as it applies to eligibility for long-term care coverage under the medical assistance program. Provides that the informational guide must be posted within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the contents of the informational guide must include a detailed explanation of the 5-year look-back period, including its purpose and relevance to eligibility for medical assistance; clear information on how the 5-year look-back period affects eligibility criteria, including income and asset requirements; step-by-step guidance on how the 5-year look-back period is calculated, including the start date and end date considerations; explanation of the consequences and implications of transfers or gifts made during the 5-year look-back period; information on exceptions and exemptions to the 5-year look-back period, clarifying circumstances where certain transfers or assets may not be subject to scrutiny; guidance on the documentation individuals may need to provide or maintain to demonstrate compliance with the 5-year look-back period; tips and considerations for individuals and families on how to plan for eligibility for medical assistance, taking into account the 5-year look-back period; information on the process for appeals and dispute resolution related to decisions made based on the 5-year look-back period; and other matters. Provides that to ensure user-friendly navigation and visibility, the Department shall post on the main page of its official website detailed information on how users can easily access the comprehensive guide on the website and a hyperlink that directs users to the comprehensive guide. Requires the Department to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to promote awareness and utilization of the guide, including outreach efforts through community organizations, healthcare providers, and other relevant channels.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop, post, and maintain on and after July 1, 2025 (rather than within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act) the informational guide on the Medicaid 5-year look-back period. Requires the Department to post the information guide on its official website (rather than on the main page of its official website). Removes a provision requiring the Department to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to promote awareness and utilization of the informational guide.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/8/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Health and Human Services
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass Health and Human Services; 009-000-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/7/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  3/7/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Health and Human Services
  3/13/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Health and Human Services; 009-000-000
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/9/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2024
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading **
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/12/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  4/12/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  4/15/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2024HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  5/1/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jackie Haas
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/1/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Friess
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  5/1/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Swanson
  5/8/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2024HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2024
  5/20/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-000-000
  5/20/2024SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/20/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  5/20/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/20/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver