Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a new law requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for services meant to help smokers to kick the habit.  The new law amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that insurance companies be required to offer coverage on include various medical treatments and counseling by physicians related to smoking-cessation programs.

As state and local governments increase their focus on the sale and use of tobacco, the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice will continue to monitor developments in this area.

For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.