SPRINGFIELD – To help ease the financial strain experienced by people with diabetes, State Senator Julie Morrison sponsored a new law to expand insurance coverage for medically necessary glucose monitors and related supplies.

“High costs that come with managing diabetes can put an unnecessary economic burden on families,” said Morrison (D-Lake Forest). “This law will ensure people with any type of diabetes receive crucial medical care.”

Senate Bill 3414 will require insurance companies to cover glucose monitors, related supplies, and training in the use of glucose monitors for individuals diagnosed with any form of diabetes. Those obtaining a prior authorization for a CGM prescription will have cost-sharing waived on a one-month’s supply of CGMs and a transmitter, if needed.

Previous law required coverage for diabetic individuals with type 1 and type 2. Morrison’s initiative expands this to any form of diabetes, securing coverage for medically necessary glucose monitors and related supplies for the 1.3 million people in the state who have this chronic health condition.

“Just adding a continuous glucose monitor to a patient’s already established care plan, without making any other medication changes, will bring their diabetes under better control,” said Emma Daisy, MD and board president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.

Senate Bill 3414 was signed into law Monday.