senate Bill S1031B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires health 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
Feb 07, 2012 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 30, 2012 1st report cal.131
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 11, 2011 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 04, 2011 amended on third reading 1031b
Mar 02, 2011 amended on third reading (t) 1031a
Feb 28, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 15, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 14, 2011 1st report cal.86
Jan 05, 2011 referred to insurance

Votes

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Jan 30, 2012 - Insurance committee Vote

S1031B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 14, 2011 - Insurance committee Vote

S1031
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
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B (Active)

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S1031 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5980A

S1031 - Summary

Requires health 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.

S1031 - Sponsor Memo

S1031 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1031

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO, SQUADRON -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Insurance

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
MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ANY INSURED OR  SUBSCRIBER  WHO
IS  A  VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, UPON WRITTEN REQUEST OF SUCH INSURED

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S1031A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5980A

S1031A - Summary

Requires health 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.

S1031A - Sponsor Memo

S1031A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1031--A
    Cal. No. 86

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO, SQUADRON -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Insurance --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to allowing victims of
  domestic violence the opportunity to designate  an  alternate  address
  for health 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.  Section 2612 of the insurance law is amended by  adding  a
new subsection (h) to read as follows:
  (H)  NOTWITHSTANDING THE DEFINITIONS ESTABLISHED IN PARAGRAPHS TWO AND
THREE OF SUBSECTION (C) OF THIS  SECTION,  EVERY  INSURER,  CORPORATION,
ORGANIZATION  AND PROVIDER WHICH ISSUES A POLICY OR CONTRACT PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OR FORTY-THREE OF THIS CHAPTER OR ARTICLE  FORTY-FOUR
OF  THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW  SHALL  PROVIDE  ANY INSURED, SUBSCRIBER OR
COVERED PERSON WHO IS  A  VICTIM  OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE,  UPON  WRITTEN
REQUEST  OF  SUCH INSURED, SUBSCRIBER OR COVERED PERSON, WITH THE OPTION
TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER  OR  OTHER
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIFIC CLAIM INFORMA-
TION  OR  FOR  SPECIFIC  BILLING  PURPOSES RELATING SPECIFICALLY TO SUCH
INSURED, SUBSCRIBER OR COVERED PERSON. SUCH REQUESTED DESIGNATION  SHALL
BE  GRANTED  UPON  THE WRITTEN ATTESTATION OF THE INSURED, SUBSCRIBER OR
COVERED PERSON THAT HE OR SHE IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  AND  THE
DISCLOSURE  OF SUCH INFORMATION WOULD ENDANGER HIM OR HER. IF A CHILD IS
THE COVERED PERSON, THE RIGHT ESTABLISHED  BY  THIS  SUBSECTION  MAY  BE
ASSERTED  BY,  AND SHALL EXTEND TO, THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD.
THE SUPERINTENDENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, THE

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Co-Sponsors

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S1031B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5980A

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health 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.

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1031B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1031--B
    Cal. No. 86

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAVINO, SQUADRON -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Insurance --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third  reading  --  again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its
  place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  allowing  victims  of
  domestic  violence  the  opportunity to designate an alternate address
  for health 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  (e)  of section 2612 of the insurance law, as
amended by chapter 361 of the  laws  of  2006,  is  amended  and  a  new
subsection (h) is added to read as follows:
  (e)  An insurer that complies with subsections (a), (f) [and], (g) AND
(H) of this section and acts reasonably and in good faith shall  not  be
subject  to  civil  or  criminal liability on account of compliance with
such subsections.
  (H) NOTWITHSTANDING THE DEFINITIONS ESTABLISHED IN PARAGRAPHS TWO  AND
THREE  OF  SUBSECTION  (C)  OF THIS SECTION, EVERY INSURER, CORPORATION,
ORGANIZATION AND PROVIDER  WHICH  ISSUES  A  POLICY  OR  CONTRACT  WHICH
PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE, OR SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE   TYPE   COVERAGE,   PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  THIRTY-TWO  OR
FORTY-THREE OF THIS CHAPTER OR ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE  PUBLIC  HEALTH
LAW,  SHALL  PROVIDE  ANY INSURED, SUBSCRIBER OR COVERED PERSON WHO IS A
VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,  UPON  WRITTEN  REQUEST  OF  SUCH  INSURED,
SUBSCRIBER  OR  COVERED PERSON, WITH THE OPTION TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNA-
TIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER OR OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION  FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF  RECEIVING  SPECIFIC  CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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