assembly Bill A4052B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires insurers to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2010 print number 4052b
Mar 02, 2010 amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to insurance
Jun 08, 2009 print number 4052a
Jun 08, 2009 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 29, 2009 referred to insurance

A4052 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5980
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3217-a, 4324 & 2612, add §3234-a, Ins L; amd §4408, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3387, S1031
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: A4060
2019-2020: A2832

A4052 - Summary

Requires insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

A4052 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4052

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, JOHN, PHEFFER -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A. BRENNAN, KOON, ROBINSON -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Insurance

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to allowing victims of
  domestic violence the opportunity to designate  an  alternate  address
  for insurance claims or billing purposes

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 3217-a of the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 16-a to read as follows:
  (16-A)  NOTICE  OF  THE  OPTION  TO  DESIGNATE  AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING
ADDRESS, ALTERNATIVE  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  OR  OTHER  ALTERNATIVE  CONTACT
INFORMATION,  UPON  REQUEST  OF  A  VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FOR THE
PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIFIC CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC  BILLING
PURPOSES PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR-A OF
THIS ARTICLE;
  S  2.  The  insurance law is amended by adding a new section 3234-a to
read as follows:
  S 3234-A. ALTERNATIVE CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  VICTIMS  OF  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE.  (A)  EVERY  INSURER  IS  REQUIRED  TO  PROVIDE ANY INSURED OR
SUBSCRIBER WHO IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, UPON  REQUEST  OF  SUCH
INSURED OR SUBSCRIBER, WITH THE OPTION TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAIL-
ING  ADDRESS,  ALTERNATIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER ALTERNATIVE CONTACT
INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIFIC CLAIM  INFORMATION  OR
FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES.
  (B)  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" MEANS
ANY PERSON OVER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, ANY MARRIED PERSON,  OR  ANY  PARENT
ACCOMPANIED BY HIS OR HER MINOR CHILD OR CHILDREN IN SITUATIONS IN WHICH
SUCH  PERSON  OR  SUCH  PERSON'S CHILD IS A VICTIM OF AN ACT WHICH WOULD
CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE PENAL LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,
ACTS  CONSTITUTING  DISORDERLY  CONDUCT,  HARASSMENT, MENACING, RECKLESS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02912-01-9

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A4052A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5980
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3217-a, 4324 & 2612, add §3234-a, Ins L; amd §4408, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3387, S1031
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: A4060
2019-2020: A2832

A4052A - Summary

Requires insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

A4052A - Sponsor Memo

A4052A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4052--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ,  JOHN,  PHEFFER, REILLY, ABBATE,
  EDDINGTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, KOON, ROBINSON --
  read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Insurance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to allowing victims of
  domestic violence the opportunity to designate  an  alternate  address
  for insurance claims or billing purposes

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 16 of subsection (a) of  section  3217-a  of  the
insurance  law,  as added by chapter 705 of the laws of 1996, is amended
and a new paragraph 16-a is added to read as follows:
  (16) notice of all appropriate mailing addresses and telephone numbers
to be utilized by insureds seeking information or authorization; [and]
  (16-A) NOTICE OF  THE  OPTION  TO  DESIGNATE  AN  ALTERNATIVE  MAILING
ADDRESS,  ALTERNATIVE  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  OR  OTHER  ALTERNATIVE CONTACT
INFORMATION, UPON THE REQUEST OF A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FOR  THE
PURPOSE  OF RECEIVING SPECIFIC CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC BILLING
PURPOSES PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR-A OF
THIS ARTICLE; AND
  S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  3234-a  to
read as follows:
  S  3234-A.  ALTERNATIVE  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE. (A) EVERY INSURER  IS  REQUIRED  TO  PROVIDE  ANY  INSURED  OR
SUBSCRIBER  WHO  IS  A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, UPON REQUEST OF SUCH
INSURED OR SUBSCRIBER, WITH THE OPTION TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAIL-
ING ADDRESS, ALTERNATIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER  ALTERNATIVE  CONTACT
INFORMATION  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIFIC CLAIM INFORMATION OR
FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02912-05-9

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A4052B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5980
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3217-a, 4324 & 2612, add §3234-a, Ins L; amd §4408, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3387, S1031
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: A4060
2019-2020: A2832

A4052B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

A4052B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A4052B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4052--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ, JOHN, PHEFFER, REILLY, ABBATE --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, KOON, ROBINSON  --  read  once
  and  referred  to  the Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to  allowing victims of domestic violence the opportunity to designate
  an alternate address for insurance claims or billing purposes

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  16  of subsection (a) of section 3217-a of the
insurance law, as added by chapter 705 of the laws of 1996,  is  amended
and a new paragraph 16-a is added to read as follows:
  (16) notice of all appropriate mailing addresses and telephone numbers
to be utilized by insureds seeking information or authorization; [and]
  (16-A)  NOTICE  OF  THE  OPTION  TO  DESIGNATE  AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING
ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER ALTERNATIVE CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF  RECEIVING  SPECIFIC  CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC
BILLING PURPOSES PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED  THIRTY-
FOUR-A  OF  THIS  ARTICLE WHEN THE REQUESTED DESIGNATION IS SUBMITTED TO
SUCH INSURER BY A WRITTEN ATTESTATION BY A VICTIM OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE
STATING  THAT  THE  DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION COULD ENDANGER HIM OR
HER; AND
  S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  3234-a  to
read as follows:
  S  3234-A.  ALTERNATIVE  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE. (A) EVERY INSURER, CORPORATION ORGANIZED PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE
FORTY-THREE  OF THIS CHAPTER, MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN
CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-SEVEN OF  THIS  CHAPTER  AND  HEALTH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02912-10-0