senate Bill S6252

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to submission of written requests to the superintendent of insurance regarding health insurance demonstration programs

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 17, 2014 signed chap.13
Mar 12, 2014 delivered to governor
Feb 03, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.424
substituted for a8398
Jan 23, 2014 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 13, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.15
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance

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S6252 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8398
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1123 & 1123-a, Ins L

S6252 - Bill Texts

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Enacts provisions relating to submission of written requests to the superintendent of financial services regarding health insurance demonstration programs.

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BILL NUMBER:S6252

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to a
health insurance demonstration program for independent workers and a
health insurance demonstration program for former employees

PURPOSE:

Chapter Amendment for Senate bill S5695 of 2013

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amended Chapter 488 of the laws of 2013

JUSTIFICATION:

Today, an increasing number of New Yorkers are losing employer-based
health insurance coverage due to the economy. Some of these
individuals were promised continued coverage by their employer after
retirement.

These former employees lack access to employment-sponsored health
insurance coverage, often cannot afford to purchase coverage in the
private pay market, and are not eligible for Medicare. Chapter 362 of
the Laws of 2012 established a pilot program to meet the needs of this
population, at a reasonable price, while still requiring the insurer
to meet the solvency requirements, benefit mandates, and other
obligations required by state statute and regulation. In addition,
providing this program on a "pilot" basis affords the Department of
Financial Services the ability to assess the Policy ramifications of
this change and the impact on other groups and the community.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

None noted.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6252

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  a  health  insurance
  demonstration  program  for independent workers and a health insurance
  demonstration program for former employees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of section 1123 of the insur-
ance  law,  as amended by chapter 488 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
read as follows:
  (3) Any eligible insurer seeking the superintendent's  approval  under
paragraph  two  of this subsection shall submit a written request to the
superintendent [pursuant to regulations promulgated by  the  superinten-
dent]  WITHIN  THIRTY  DAYS  OF  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. The
eligible insurer's application shall: specify the identity and  composi-
tion  of the eligible association, the eligible association's membership
rules, and the terms under which  the  eligible  insurer  shall  provide
group health insurance to the eligible association; demonstrate that the
eligible  insurer and the eligible association meet the requirements set
forth in this section; and identify the group  health  insurance  policy
forms  that the eligible insurer will issue to the eligible association.
The superintendent shall make a  determination  on  any  request  within
ninety  days of receipt of all necessary information. The superintendent
shall issue an approval to only one eligible insurer.
  S 2. Paragraph 3 of subsection (b) of section 1123-a of the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 362 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  (3) Any eligible insurer seeking the superintendent's  approval  under
paragraph  two  of this subsection shall submit a written request to the
superintendent [within  thirty  days  of  the  effective  date  of  this
section].  The eligible insurer's application shall: specify the identi-
ty  and  composition  of  the eligible association, the eligible associ-
ation's membership rules, and the terms under which the eligible insurer

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13466-01-4

S. 6252                             2

shall provide group health insurance to the eligible association; demon-
strate that the eligible insurer and the eligible association  meet  the
requirements  set  forth  in this section; and identify the group health
insurance  policy  forms  that  the  eligible  insurer will issue to the
eligible association. The superintendent shall make a  determination  on
any  request within ninety days of receipt of all necessary information.
The superintendent shall issue an approval to only one eligible insurer.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section one
of this act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on the
same date as chapter 488 of the laws  of  2013  took  effect;  provided,
further, that the amendments to paragraph 3 of subsection (c) of section
1123  of  the  insurance  law, made by section one of this act shall not
affect the repeal of such section and shall be  deemed  repealed  there-
with;  and  provided  further  that  the  amendments  to  paragraph 3 of
subsection (b) of section 1123-a of the insurance law  made  by  section
two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
deemed repealed therewith.

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