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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to insurance|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S3132
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S3132 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3132 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for treatment of smoking cessation PURPOSE: To extend health insurance coverage to individuals for whom a physician prescribes or orders smoking cessation treatment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 4303 of the Insurance Law by adding a new subsection (1-1) requiring hospital or health service corporations to provide up to $400 worth of coverage for smoking cessation treatment ordered by a physician. Section 2 amends subsection (i) of Section 3216 of the Insurance Law by adding a new paragraph (30) which requires insurance policies to provide up to $400 of coverage for smoking cessation treatment recommended or prescribed by a physician. Section 3 amends subsection (1) of Section 3221 of the Insurance Law by adding a new paragraph 19 requiring every group or blanket policy in New York State providing hospital, surgical or medical coverage to include up to $400 of coverage for smoking cessation treatment recommended or prescribed by a physician.
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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