senate Bill S5799

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for prescription fertility drugs purchased at non-mail order pharmacies to be the same as for prescription fertility drugs purchased at mail order pharmacies

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 12, 2011 approval memo.15
signed chap.598
Nov 30, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1489
substituted for s5799
Jun 21, 2011 substituted by a7779
ordered to third reading cal.1489
Jun 16, 2011 referred to rules

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S5799 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7779
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S5799 - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for prescription fertility drugs purchased at non-mail order pharmacies to be the same as for prescription fertility drugs purchased at mail order pharmacies.

S5799 - Sponsor Memo

S5799 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5799

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  the  purchase  of
  prescription drugs

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 13-a to read as follows:
  (13-A)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION FERTILITY
DRUGS AND REQUIRES OR PERMITS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH
A MAIL ORDER PHARMACY SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME COVERAGE  FOR  PRESCRIPTION
FERTILITY  DRUGS  WHEN  SUCH DRUGS ARE PURCHASED FROM A PHARMACY THAT IS
NOT A MAIL ORDER PHARMACY. SUCH POLICY SHALL NOT IMPOSE  ANY  ADDITIONAL
FEE,  CO-PAYMENT,  CO-INSURANCE,  DEDUCTIBLE  OR  OTHER CONDITION ON ANY
INSURED WHO DOES NOT ELECT  TO  PURCHASE  PRESCRIPTION  FERTILITY  DRUGS
THROUGH A MAIL ORDER PHARMACY.
  S  2.  Paragraph  6 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (D) to read as follows:
  (D) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR  PRESCRIPTION  FERTILITY
DRUGS AND REQUIRES OR PERMITS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH
A  MAIL  ORDER PHARMACY SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION
FERTILITY DRUGS WHEN SUCH DRUGS ARE PURCHASED FROM A  PHARMACY  THAT  IS
NOT  A  MAIL ORDER PHARMACY. SUCH POLICY SHALL NOT IMPOSE ANY ADDITIONAL
FEE, CO-PAYMENT, CO-INSURANCE, DEDUCTIBLE  OR  OTHER  CONDITION  ON  ANY
COVERED  PERSON  WHO  DOES  NOT ELECT TO PURCHASE PRESCRIPTION FERTILITY
DRUGS THROUGH A MAIL ORDER PHARMACY.
  S 3. Subsection (s) of section 4303 of the insurance law,  as  amended
by  section 2 of part K of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended by
adding a new paragraph 4 to read as follows:
  (4) EVERY POLICY ISSUED BY A MEDICAL EXPENSE INDEMNITY CORPORATION,  A
HOSPITAL  SERVICE  CORPORATION  OR  A  HEALTH  SERVICES CORPORATION THAT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10740-02-1

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