In 2023, Illinois passed SB-2195. This legislation requires the coverage of orthotics and prosthetics to be the most appropriate model that is medically necessary for the enrollee to perform physical activities, as applicable, such as running, biking, swimming, and lifting weights, and to maximize the enrollee’s whole- body health and strengthen the lower and upper limb function. This legislation is effective on January 1st, 2025.
The Illinois General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. HB2652 was signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) on December 14th, 2009.
State Government Information
The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Illinois’s State Legislature works on a two-year cycle. Sessions run from January until December each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid- Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor is not limited to the number of terms they can serve. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Illinois Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Illinois’ government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: