IDOI Reminds Health Insurers to Protect Women's Access to Coverage

for Reproductive Health Care Services, including Abortion and Contraceptives​

August 11, 2022

Chicago — The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) issued Company Bulletin 2022-15 today to reaffirm guidance for Illinois-licensed health insurance issuers about the coverage of reproductive health care services for state-regulated private health insurance plans.

"We're putting health insurers on notice that Illinois law remains unchanged regarding coverage for abortion services and contraceptives," said IDOI Director Dana Popish Severinghaus. "We want people in our state to know that their right to make decisions about their reproductive health is protected, and we expect insurers regulated by the Department to continue complying with all state and federal laws related to nondiscrimination in health care services."