As noted in our alert this month, HB 2624 , the Short Term Limited Duration Health Insurance Coverage Act , would limit these plan in Illinois to 180 days and require plain language on all materials explaining what is not covered. Under recently finalized federal regulations, "short term plans," which are not bound by ACA consumer protections and can deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, could be extended for up to three years.

Also on the governor's desk is HB 4165 , the Do No Harm Healthcare Act , which would prevent the State from applying for any federal waiver that would reduce or eliminate any ACA-mandated protections or coverage that went into effect on January 1, 2017.

Urge Gov. Rauner to sign both bills. Call 312-471-0261 or email a message