senate Bill S6670

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Amending the insurance law by expanding the categories of policies classified as blanket accident policies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1445
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 25, 2014 referred to insurance

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S6670 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9981
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4237, Ins L

S6670 - Summary

Expands the categories of policies classified as blanket accident policies.

S6670 - Sponsor Memo

S6670 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6670

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2014
                               ___________

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 blanket group accident
  and health insurance coverage

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (a)  of  section  4237  of the insurance law,
subparagraph (F) of paragraph 3 as amended by chapter 369 of the laws of
1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) (1) Any policy or contract of insurance against  death  or  injury
resulting  from  accident which insures a group of persons conforming to
the requirements of one of the subparagraphs (A) through  [(F)]  (M)  of
paragraph three hereof shall be deemed a blanket accident policy.
  (2) Any policy or contract which insures a group of persons conforming
to  the  requirements of subparagraph (C), (E) or [(F)] (M) of paragraph
three hereof against total or partial disability, excluding  such  disa-
bility from accident, shall be deemed a blanket health insurance policy.
  (3) Any policy or contract of insurance which combines the coverage of
blanket  accident  insurance  and  of blanket health insurance on such a
group of persons shall be deemed a blanket accident and health insurance
policy:
  (A) Under a policy or contract  issued  to  any  railroad,  steamship,
motorbus  or airplane carrier of passengers OR OWNER, OPERATOR OR LESSEE
OF ANY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, which shall be deemed the  policyholder,
a  group  defined  as  all persons who may become such passengers may be
insured against death or bodily injury either while, or as a result  of,
being such passengers.
  (B)  Under  a  policy  or contract issued to an employer, who shall be
deemed the policyholder, covering any  group  of  employees  defined  by
reference  to  [exceptional]  hazards  incident  to [such employment] AN
ACTIVITY, ACTIVITIES, OR OPERATIONS OF THE POLICYHOLDER,  insuring  such
employee  against death or bodily injury resulting while, or from, being
exposed to such [exceptional] hazards.  DEPENDENTS OF THE  EMPLOYEE  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14141-01-4

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