assembly Bill A3655

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 28, 2013 referred to insurance

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A3655 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4052
2011-2012: A3387
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: A4060
2019-2020: A2832

A3655 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

A3655 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3655

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ,  ABBATE,  BRONSON,  MALLIOTAKIS,
  PEOPLES-STOKES -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  BRENNAN,  JACOBS,
  ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to allowing victims of
  domestic violence the opportunity to designate  an  alternate  address
  for health insurance claims or billing purposes

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

  Section 1.  Subsections (f) and (g) of section 2612 of  the  insurance
law,  subsection  (f)  as amended by chapter 246 of the laws of 2005 and
subsection (g) as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2006, are  amended
to read as follows:
  (f)  If  any  person  covered by an insurance policy issued to another
person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the poli-
cy, at its home office, (I) a valid  order  of  protection  against  the
policyholder, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in this state,
OR (II) A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE
NUMBER OR OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIF-
IC  CLAIM  INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES RELATING TO SUCH
INSURED ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED STATEMENT MADE UNDER OATH THAT HE OR SHE
IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH  INFORMATION
WOULD  ENDANGER HIM OR HER the insurer shall be prohibited for the dura-
tion of the order, OR UNTIL THE REQUEST MADE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  (II)
OF THIS SUBSECTION, IS CANCELLED BY THE REQUESTING PARTY IN WRITING from
disclosing  to  the  policyholder the address [and], telephone number OR
OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION of the insured, or of  any  person  or  entity
providing  covered  services to the insured OR FROM MAILING ANY INFORMA-
TION DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS SUBSECTION TO ANY ADDRESS OTHER
THAN THE  DESIGNATED  ALTERNATIVE  ADDRESS  PROVIDED  PURSUANT  TO  SUCH
SUBSECTION.   If a child is the covered person, the right established by
this subsection may be asserted by, and shall also extend to, the parent

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06011-01-3