senate Bill S2557

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to pre-existing condition provisions for group and blanket disability policies

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 29, 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.132
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2011 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 06, 2011 advanced to third reading
Apr 05, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 04, 2011 1st report cal.231
Jan 25, 2011 referred to insurance

Votes

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Jan 30, 2012 - Insurance committee Vote

S2557
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 4, 2011 - Insurance committee Vote

S2557
15
2
committee
15
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Apr 4, 2011

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

S2557 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4098
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3234, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4770, A8543

S2557 - Summary

Relates to pre-existing condition provisions for group and blanket disability policies which excludes coverage under the policy for a disability commencing during the twelve months following the effective date of coverage for the covered person.

S2557 - Sponsor Memo

S2557 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2557

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 pre-existing condition
  provisions for group and blanket disability policies

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (b)  of section 3234 of the insurance law, as
added by chapter 650 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  (b)  AN INSURER THAT OFFERS A POLICY IN CONFORMANCE WITH PARAGRAPH TWO
OF SUBSECTION (A) OF THIS SECTION  MUST  ALSO  MAKE  AVAILABLE,  AND  IF
REQUESTED  BY THE POLICYHOLDER, PROVIDE A GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY WITH A
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION PROVISION WHICH EXCLUDES COVERAGE UNDER THE POLI-
CY FOR A DISABILITY COMMENCING DURING THE TWELVE  MONTHS  FOLLOWING  THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF COVERAGE FOR THE COVERED PERSON.
  (C) Nothing [herein] IN THIS SECTION shall be construed to prohibit or
restrict  an  insurer from utilizing other forms of underwriting for the
members of the group in lieu of, or in  addition  to,  the  pre-existing
condition provision described in subsection (a) OR (B) of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05425-01-1

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