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Tell your State Rep to Vote Yes on HB1501

Date: 
03/11/2011

Tell your State Rep to Vote Yes on HB1501

Protect Consumers from Unjustified Rate Increases

 Skyrocketing health insurance costs threaten the personal and economic health of families and small businesses in Illinois.

HB1501, Representative Greg Harris' Health Insurance Rate Fairness and Affordability Act, will stop this rate spiking.

HB1501 will be heard in the House Insurance Committee on March 15th. We need you to call your Representative today.

Use our 800 Number:  888-616-3322

 

If your Representative is on the Insurance Committee, it is critical you get five more people to call-in.  Insurance Committee members

http://ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=894&GA=97

HB1501 gives the Department of Insurance the power and resources to stop the type of rate spiking happening in Illinois this year. 

  • Requires insurance companies to get prior approval before they increase health insurance premiums.
  • Posts rate hike details on the Department of Insurance website. 
  • Brings Illinois in line with 35 other states. 

 
Sample Script

  • I am calling to ask the Representative to support HB1501, the  Health Insurance Rate Fairness and Affordability Act. 
  • 35 states have the power of prior approval of rate increases. 
  • HB1501 gives the Department of Insurance the power it needs to protect families and small businesses from unjustified rate hikes, like the 60% hike families in Illinois saw this year.