senate Bill S3544

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates arbitration of claims under the comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparations act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Feb 05, 2013 referred to insurance

S3544 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5106, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S3544 - Summary

Relates to fair settlement practices under the comprehensive motor vehicle insurance reparations act; requires mandatory arbitration of no-fault disputes.

S3544 - Sponsor Memo

S3544 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 requiring  arbitration
  for  no fault claims under the comprehensive motor vehicle reparations


  Section  1.    Subsection (b) of section 5106 of the insurance law, as
amended by chapter 452 of the laws  of  2005,  is  amended  to  read  as
  (b) [Every insurer shall provide a claimant with the option of submit-
ting  any dispute] ALL DISPUTES involving the insurer's liability to pay
first party benefits, or additional first  party  benefits,  the  amount
thereof  or  any other matter which may arise pursuant to subsection (a)
of this section SHALL BE SUBMITTED to arbitration pursuant to simplified
procedures to be promulgated or approved  by  the  superintendent.  Such
simplified  procedures  shall  include  an expedited eligibility hearing
option, when required, to designate the insurer for first party benefits
pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.  The  expedited  eligibility
hearing option shall be a forum for eligibility disputes only, and shall
not  include the submission of any particular bill, payment or claim for
any specific benefit for adjudication, nor shall it consider  any  other
defense to payment.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
actions and proceedings commenced on or after such date; and shall  also
apply  to  any  action  or  proceeding which was commenced prior to such
effective date where, as of such date, a trial of the issues has not yet

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


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