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Full Text of HJR0007  103rd General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The College Insurance Program provides health
3insurance for retired community college professionals; and
4    WHEREAS, The College Insurance Program has experienced
5extensive financial challenges over the past decade; and
6    WHEREAS, Retired community college professionals rely upon
7this program, in some cases as their sole source of health
8insurance, during their retirement and as a supplement to
9Medicare upon eligibility; and
10    WHEREAS, The College Insurance Program is currently
11experiencing a billing hold cycle and is running a deficit on
12an annual basis; and
13    WHEREAS, It is essential that the State of Illinois honor
14its commitment to retired educators who have devoted their
15careers to the improvement of the economic prospects for
16countless students in Illinois; and
17    WHEREAS, The increasing need for community college faculty
18and staff requires that a reliable and valuable set of
19benefits be provided in order to attract and retain
20prospective educators; therefore, be it



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3SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the College Insurance Program
4Task Force is created to study the College Insurance Program
5and present policy and legislative recommendations to the
6General Assembly; and be it further
7    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall consist of the
8following members, who shall serve without compensation:
9        (1) One member of the Illinois Senate appointed by the
10    Senate President, who shall serve as co-chair;
11        (2) One member of the Illinois House appointed by the
12    Speaker of the House, who shall serve as co-chair;
13        (3) One member of the Illinois Senate appointed by the
14    Senate Minority Leader;
15        (4) One member of the Illinois House appointed by the
16    House Minority Leader;
17        (5) The Chair of the Illinois Community College Board,
18    or his or her designee;
19        (6) One member from an organization representing
20    community college trustees appointed by the Senate
21    President;
22        (7) One member from an organization representing
23    community college presidents appointed the Speaker of the
24    House;



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1        (8) One member from an organization representing
2    college retirees appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;
3        (9) One member from an organization representing
4    county assessors appointed by the House Minority Leader;
5    and
6        (10) Two members from separate organizations
7    representing community college staff and faculty appointed
8    by the Governor; and be it further
9    RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Central
10Management Services shall provide administrative support for
11the Task Force; and be it further
12    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall conduct a minimum of
13two public hearings in at least two different counties within
14the State at the call of the co-chairs; and be it further
15    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall convene a wide array
16of stakeholders to examine the current state of the College
17Insurance Program and present a recommendation to the General
18Assembly to ensure the program remains a viable and healthy
19benefit; and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall submit its final
21report to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 2025,
22and upon the filing of its final report, is dissolved; and be



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1it further
2    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
3delivered to the Senate President, the Speaker of the House,
4the Senate Minority Leader, the House Minority Leader, the
5Chair of the Illinois Community College Board, and the