|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 22, 2012||referred to local government|
senate Bill S6791
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S6791 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6791 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6791 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to providing notice of health insurance contracts for retired officers, employees, and their families PURPOSE: To provide notice to retirees affected by proposed changes in a health insurance plan before the changes are adopted by a public corporation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new subdivision 2-a to General Municipal Law Section 92 to require that a public corporation forward a notice of a change in a health insurance plan to affected retired employees and publicly post the notice 90 days before adopting the change. The notice must state: (1) the general terms of the proposed contract or amendment; (2) the location where the full text of the proposed contract or amendment can be obtained; and (3) any relevant financial information, including the cost of the proposed contract or amended plan to the public corporation and to the retired employees and their families. The notice must be posted in a public place at the public corporation's offices, on any website it publishes and in any other place within the corporation's jurisdiction where such notices are published generally.
S6791 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6791 I N S E N A T E March 22, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to providing notice of health insurance contracts for retired officers, employees, and their families THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 92-a of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 805 of the laws of 1984 and as further amended by section 104 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended and a new subdivision 2-a is added to read as follows: 2. [A] CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO-A OF THIS SECTION, A public corporation may contract with a non-profit membership corporation, organized under article forty-three of the insurance law and approved by the superintendent of financial services and the state board of social welfare, or with any insurance company authorized to do business in this state for the purpose of furnishing medical and surgi- cal services and hospital service as defined in such article forty- three, or medical and surgical and hospital insurance to persons who contract with such non-profit membership corporation or insurance compa- ny, or who subscribe to a plan or plans, as hereinafter provided. Any such contract entered into by a public corporation shall permit any officer or employee or group of officers or employees of an agency or department of the public corporation voluntarily to subscribe to a plan or plans providing for medical and surgical and hospital insurance for, or medical and surgical services and hospital service to, such officers or employees and their families. Any such contract entered into by a public corporation may, if authorized by the governing board or body and subject to such conditions, limitations and eligibility requirements as may be fixed by such board or body, permit any retired officers and employees or group of retired officers and employees of an agency or department of the public corporation voluntarily to subscribe to such a plan or plans to provide such insurance for or service to themselves and their families. The comptroller or other disbursing officer of the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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