|Public Act 099-0226|
|HB3137 Enrolled||LRB099 07692 MLM 27825 b|
AN ACT concerning eye care coverage.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Topical Eye Medication Prescription Act.
Every insurer that amends, delivers,
issues, or renews an individual or group policy of accident and
health insurance in this State that provides coverage for
prescription topical eye medication shall not deny coverage for
the refilling of a prescription for topical eye medication
(1) the medication is to treat a chronic condition of
(2) the refill is requested by the insured prior to the
last day of the prescribed dosage period and after at least
75% of the predicted days of use; and
(3) the prescribing physician licensed to practice
medicine in all its branches or optometrist indicates on
the original prescription that refills are permitted and
that the early refills requested by the insured do not
exceed the total number of refills prescribed.