senate Bill S4189

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires insurance companies to provide coverage for opioid-addiction treatment medications

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Mar 13, 2013 referred to insurance

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S4189 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S4189 - Summary

Requires insurance companies to provide coverage for opioid-addiction treatment medications.

S4189 - Sponsor Memo

S4189 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4189

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  opioid-
  addiction treatment medications

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30)  EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE THAT
PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE
AND  PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR
OPIOID-ADDICTION TREATMENT MEDICATIONS. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT  TO
CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES, PROVIDED THAT THE CO-PAYS, COINSU-
RANCE,  OR  DEDUCTIBLES  ARE  AT LEAST AS FAVORABLE TO AN INSURED AS THE
CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES THAT APPLY TO  COVERAGE  FOR  OTHER
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19)  EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE THAT
PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE
AND  PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR
OPIOID-ADDICTION TREATMENT MEDICATIONS. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT  TO
CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES, PROVIDED THAT THE CO-PAYS, COINSU-
RANCE,  OR  DEDUCTIBLES  ARE  AT LEAST AS FAVORABLE TO AN INSURED AS THE
CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES THAT APPLY TO  COVERAGE  FOR  OTHER
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
  S  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (jj) to read as follows:
  (JJ) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE
AND PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08930-01-3

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