|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 16, 2011||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Apr 04, 2011||defeated in insurance|
|Feb 22, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S114
Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S114 - Details
S114 - Summary
Requires commercial insurers to make available an option to parents/guardians purchasing family health insurance policies to cover their mentally or physically challenged dependents.
S114 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S114 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to insurance coverage for mentally or physically disabled dependents PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill expands access to health insurance by amending the Insurance Law to allow mentally and or physically challenged people, regardless of age, to be covered under a parent's group health insurance policy. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends Section 4304(1)(A) of the Insurance Law. Requires commercial insurers to make available an option for parents/guardians purchasing family health insurance policies through their employers to cover their mentally and or physically challenged dependents. There is no age limitation for such dependent. This bill would allow parents to extend their current health insurance coverage provided by an employer for the care of a person that is dependent on a parent/guardian due to attributable disabilities. The young adult must not be eligible for coverage under their own employer sponsored insurance and they must be determined to be mentally and or
S114 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 114 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to insurance coverage for mentally or physically disabled dependents THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 1 of subsection (d) of section 4304 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 240 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (A) No contract issued pursuant to this section shall entitle more than one person to benefits except that a contract issued and marked as a "family contract" [may] SHALL provide that benefits will be furnished to a husband and wife, or husband, wife and their dependent child or children, or any child or children not over nineteen years of age, provided that an unmarried student at an accredited institution of learning may be considered a dependent until he OR SHE becomes twenty- three years of age, provided that the coverage of any such "family contract" [may] SHALL include, at the option of the insurer, any unmar- ried child until attaining age twenty-five, and provided also that the coverage of any such "family contract" shall include any other unmarried child, regardless of age, who is incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of mental illness, developmental disability, OR mental retar- dation, as defined in the mental hygiene law, [or physical handicap and who became so incapable prior to attainment of the age at which depend- ent coverage would otherwise terminate,] so that such child may be considered a dependent. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00305-01-1
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