senate Bill S114

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires commercial insurers to make available an option to parents/guardians to cover their mentally or physically challenged dependents

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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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

Votes

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Apr 4, 2011 - Insurance committee Vote

S114
4
9
committee
4
Aye
9
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2011

S114 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A256
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4304, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6768, A9408

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

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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