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CHICAGO — Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation which will expand access to continuous glucose monitors for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

The signing of Senate Bill 2969 took place Wednesday at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The bill, now law, requires health insurance companies to cover the cost of “medically necessary continuous glucose monitors for individuals who are diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and require insulin for the management of their diabetes,” according to the Illinois General Assembly’s website.

During his remarks, Pritzker noted more than 1.3 million Illinoisans have diabetes and many of them will benefit from this legislation.

While the law was signed June 15, it does not go into effect until January 1, 2024. At that point, any insurance plan which is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed must include the aforementioned coverage.

The bill passed both the state senate and house with unanimous approval.