senate Bill S3132

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires coverage under medicaid and health insurance plans for treatment for smoking cessation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 30, 2013 referred to insurance

S3132 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3778
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4303, 3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1792A, A2620A
2009-2010: A693

S3132 - Summary

Requires that medicaid and health insurance plans provide coverage for costs of prescription smoking cessation treatment that is ordered by a physician; establishes a coverage limit of $400 for each covered individual.

S3132 - Sponsor Memo

S3132 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3132

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 coverage for treatment
  of smoking cessation

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

  Section  1.  Section  4303 of the insurance law is amended by adding a
new subsection (l-1) to read as follows:
  (L-1) A HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATION OR A HEALTH  SERVICE  CORPORATION
WHICH  PROVIDES  GROUP,  GROUP REMITTANCE OR SCHOOL BLANKET COVERAGE FOR
INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH  TREAT-
MENT  MAY  BE  LIMITED TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR EACH COVERED
INDIVIDUAL. THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A CONTRACT ISSUED PURSUANT
TO SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH COVERS
PERSONS EMPLOYED IN MORE THAN ONE STATE  OR  THE  BENEFIT  STRUCTURE  OF
WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AFFECTING PERSONS WHO ARE
EMPLOYED  IN MORE THAN ONE STATE. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL
DEDUCTIBLES AND CO-INSURANCE AS MAY BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE  SUPER-
INTENDENT AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE IMPOSED ON OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN
A  GIVEN  POLICY. SUCH COVERAGE SHALL NOT REPLACE, RESTRICT OR ELIMINATE
EXISTING COVERAGE PROVIDED BY THE POLICY.
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY POLICY SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR  COSTS  OF  PRESCRIPTION
SMOKING  CESSATION TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A PHYSICIAN. SUCH COVER-
AGE MAY BE LIMITED TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER  YEAR  FOR  EACH  COVERED
INDIVIDUAL.
  S 3. Subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01001-01-3

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