senate Bill S4526B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the freelancers health plan demonstration program

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6519 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.203
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1559
substituted for s4526b
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a6519b
ordered to third reading cal.1559
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2013 print number 4526b
amend and recommit to insurance
Jun 11, 2013 print number 4526a
amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Apr 08, 2013 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

S4526 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6519B
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1125, amd §§4237-a & 1108, Ins L

S4526 - Summary

Creates the freelancers health plan demonstration program; provides that such program would be a self-funded plan maintained by an association for the purpose of providing medical, surgical, or hospital services to independent workers; provides for an expiration of December 31, 2014.

S4526 - Sponsor Memo

S4526 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4526

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, SAVINO, BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Insur-
  ance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to creating the freelanc-
  ers health plan demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of
  such provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  1125
to read as follows:
  S  1125.  FREELANCERS  HEALTH  PLAN  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.   (A) FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (1) "FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION" MEANS AN ENTITY THAT: (A) IS EXEMPT FROM
FEDERAL TAXATION UNDER SECTION  501(C)(3)  OR  (C)(4)  OF  THE  INTERNAL
REVENUE CODE; AND (B) PRIOR TO JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, HAS
BEEN  ISSUED  ONE  OR MORE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES BY AN INSURER UNDER
SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (2) "FREELANCERS HEALTH PLAN" OR "PLAN"    MEANS  A  SELF-FUNDED  PLAN
MAINTAINED  BY  A  FREELANCERS  ASSOCIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING
MEDICAL, SURGICAL, OR HOSPITAL SERVICES TO INDEPENDENT WORKERS  WHO  ARE
MEMBERS  OF  THE FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION AND A MEMBER'S SPOUSE, DOMESTIC
PARTNER AND DEPENDENTS.
  (3) "INDEPENDENT WORKER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO: (A) IS AN  INDEPEND-
ENT  CONTRACTOR;  (B) IS SELF-EMPLOYED; (C) WORKS PART-TIME; (D) OBTAINS
TEMPORARY WORK THROUGH AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY; (E) PERFORMS TEMPORARY WORK
FOR TWO OR MORE EMPLOYERS SIMULTANEOUSLY; (F) IS A DOMESTIC  CHILD  CARE
WORKER;  OR  (G)  IS HIRED TO WORK FULL-TIME FOR A SINGLE EMPLOYER FOR A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED EIGHTEEN MONTHS IF SUCH  EMPLOYER  DOES  NOT  OFFER
GROUP  HEALTH  INSURANCE  TO EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. AN
INDIVIDUAL IS NOT AN  INDEPENDENT  WORKER  IF  HE  OR  SHE  IS  EMPLOYED
FULL-TIME  BY A SINGLE EMPLOYER, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10111-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S4526A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6519B
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1125, amd §§4237-a & 1108, Ins L

S4526A - Summary

Creates the freelancers health plan demonstration program; provides that such program would be a self-funded plan maintained by an association for the purpose of providing medical, surgical, or hospital services to independent workers; provides for an expiration of December 31, 2014.

S4526A - Sponsor Memo

S4526A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4526--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  SAVINO, BRESLIN, AVELLA, HOYLMAN -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to creating the freelanc-
  ers health plan demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 1125
to read as follows:
  S 1125. FREELANCERS  HEALTH  PLAN  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.    (A)  FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (1) "FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION" MEANS AN ENTITY THAT: (A) IS EXEMPT FROM
FEDERAL  TAXATION  UNDER  SECTION  501(C)(3)  OR  (C)(4) OF THE INTERNAL
REVENUE CODE; AND (B) PRIOR TO JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, HAS
BEEN ISSUED ONE OR MORE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES BY  AN  INSURER  UNDER
SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (2)  "FREELANCERS HEALTH PLAN" OR "PLAN"  MEANS A PLAN MAINTAINED BY A
FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL,  SURGICAL,
OR HOSPITAL SERVICES TO INDEPENDENT WORKERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE FREE-
LANCERS  ASSOCIATION  AND  A MEMBER'S SPOUSE, CHILDREN AND OTHER PERSONS
CHIEFLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MEMBER FOR SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE.
  (3) "INDEPENDENT WORKER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO: (A) IS AN  INDEPEND-
ENT  CONTRACTOR;  (B) IS SELF-EMPLOYED; (C) WORKS PART-TIME; (D) OBTAINS
TEMPORARY WORK THROUGH AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY; (E) PERFORMS TEMPORARY WORK
FOR TWO OR MORE EMPLOYERS SIMULTANEOUSLY; (F) IS A DOMESTIC  CHILD  CARE
WORKER;  OR  (G)  IS HIRED TO WORK FULL-TIME FOR A SINGLE EMPLOYER FOR A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED EIGHTEEN MONTHS IF SUCH  EMPLOYER  DOES  NOT  OFFER
GROUP  HEALTH  INSURANCE  TO EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED ON A TEMPORARY BASIS. AN
INDIVIDUAL IS NOT AN  INDEPENDENT  WORKER  IF  HE  OR  SHE  IS  EMPLOYED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10111-06-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4526B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6519B
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1125, amd §§4237-a & 1108, Ins L

S4526B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the freelancers health plan demonstration program; provides that such program would be a self-funded plan maintained by an association for the purpose of providing medical, surgical, or hospital services to independent workers; provides for an expiration of December 31, 2014.

S4526B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4526B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4526--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  SAVINO, BRESLIN, AVELLA, HOYLMAN -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to creating the freelanc-
  ers health plan demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  1125
to read as follows:
  S  1125.  FREELANCERS  HEALTH  PLAN  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.   (A) FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (1) "FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION" MEANS AN ENTITY THAT: (A) IS EXEMPT FROM
FEDERAL TAXATION UNDER SECTION  501(C)(3)  OR  (C)(4)  OF  THE  INTERNAL
REVENUE CODE; AND (B) PRIOR TO JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, HAS
BEEN  ISSUED  ONE  OR MORE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES BY AN INSURER UNDER
SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (2) "FREELANCERS HEALTH PLAN" OR "PLAN"  MEANS A PLAN MAINTAINED BY  A
FREELANCERS  ASSOCIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL, SURGICAL,
OR HOSPITAL SERVICES TO INDEPENDENT WORKERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE FREE-
LANCERS ASSOCIATION AND A MEMBER'S SPOUSE, CHILDREN  AND  OTHER  PERSONS
CHIEFLY DEPENDENT UPON THE MEMBER FOR SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE.
  (3)  "INDEPENDENT WORKER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO: (A) IS AN INDEPEND-
ENT CONTRACTOR; (B) IS SELF-EMPLOYED; (C) WORKS PART-TIME;  (D)  OBTAINS
TEMPORARY WORK THROUGH AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY; (E) PERFORMS TEMPORARY WORK
FOR  TWO  OR MORE EMPLOYERS SIMULTANEOUSLY; (F) IS A DOMESTIC CHILD CARE
WORKER; OR (G) IS HIRED TO WORK FULL-TIME FOR A SINGLE  EMPLOYER  FOR  A
PERIOD  NOT  TO  EXCEED  EIGHTEEN MONTHS IF SUCH EMPLOYER DOES NOT OFFER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10111-11-3

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