senate Bill S6331

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding health insurance coverage under Healthy NY

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Jan 26, 2012 referred to insurance

S6331 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9715
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4326, Ins L

S6331 - Summary

Relates to expanding health insurance coverage under Healthy NY to retired persons who lose benefits offered from their previous employer through no fault of their own.

S6331 - Sponsor Memo

S6331 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6331

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  expanding  health
  insurance  coverage under the Health NY program to retired persons who
  had insurance coverage from their previous employer and who lose  such
  health insurance benefits through no fault of their own

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (A)  of  paragraph  3  of  subsection  (c)  of
section  4326 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of
1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (A) A qualifying individual is [an employed person]:
  (i) AN EMPLOYED PERSON who does not have and has not had health insur-
ance with benefits on an expense reimbursed or prepaid basis during  the
twelve  month  period  prior  to the individual's application for health
insurance under the program established by this section;
  (ii) AN EMPLOYED PERSON whose employer does not provide  group  health
insurance  and  has not provided group health insurance with benefits on
an expense reimbursed or prepaid  basis  covering  employees  in  effect
during the twelve month period prior to the individual's application for
health insurance under the program established by this section;
  (iii)  AN  EMPLOYED  PERSON  WHO  resides  in a household having a net
household income at or below two hundred eight percent of  the  non-farm
federal  poverty level (as defined and updated by the federal department
of health and human services)  or  the  gross  equivalent  of  such  net
income; and
  (iv) AN EMPLOYED PERSON WHO is ineligible for Medicare; OR
  (V)  A  RETIRED PERSON WHO IS INELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE AND WHO, THROUGH
HIS OR HER PREVIOUS EMPLOYER, HAD HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE  WITH  BENE-
FITS  AVAILABLE  DURING  HIS  OR HER RETIREMENT, AND THROUGH NO FAULT OF
THEIR OWN, LOSES SUCH HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14228-02-2

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