Fine moves to require insurance coverage of skin cancer screenings

skin screening 050919SPRINGFIELD – A bill sponsored by State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) would require insurance providers to include coverage for at least one yearly screening for skin cancer.

“Certain types of skin cancer can be extremely deadly, but many insurance plans don’t cover screenings,” Fine said. “That could leave people who may be at risk of skin cancer with a tough decision: pay for the expensive screening out of pocket, or forego it entirely.”

House Bill 3113 requires certain insurers to cover one annual medically necessary skin cancer screening. It would only apply to individual or employee-provided health insurance plans.

The legislation passed the Senate Committee on Insurance and will proceed to the full Senate to be considered.

Sen. Laura Fine

Sen. Laura Fine

9th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Environment and Conservation; Human Services (Vice-Chairperson); Insurance; Local Government; Public Health; Subcommittee on Local Policies; Subcommittee on Special Issues (IN) (Sub-Chairperson).

Associated Representatives:
Robyn Gabel
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz