senate Bill S7861

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to evidence of insurance concerning persons who may elect to be excluded from coverage under a workers' compensation policy

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Jun 16, 2014 referred to rules

S7861 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9936
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §54, Work Comp L; add §3455, Ins L

S7861 - Summary

Relates to evidence of insurance concerning persons who may elect to be excluded from coverage under a workers' compensation policy.

S7861 - Sponsor Memo

S7861 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7861

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- (at request of the State Insurance Fund) --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law and the insurance law,  in
  relation  to evidence of insurance concerning persons who may elect to
  be excluded from coverage under a workers' compensation policy

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

  Section  1.  Section 54 of the workers' compensation law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE OR OTHER  PROOF  OF  INSURANCE  FOR  ANY
POLICY  SECURING  THE  PAYMENT  OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS CHAPTER SHALL
IDENTIFY BY NAME ANY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A CORPORATION,  PARTNER  IN  A
PARTNERSHIP  OR  LIMITED  LIABILITY  PARTNERSHIP,  MEMBER  OF  A LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY  OR
SOLE PROPRIETOR WHO IS NOT COVERED BY THE POLICY.
  S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 3455 to read
as follows:
  S  3455. VERIFICATION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE. (A)
ANY INSURER, UPON BEING PRESENTED BY THE  HOLDER  OF  A  CERTIFICATE  OF
INSURANCE  OR  OTHER  PROOF OF CURRENT INSURANCE COVERAGE OF AN EMPLOYER
FOR THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION  LAW,  SHALL
VERIFY  TO  THE  HOLDER  WHETHER  CURRENT COVERAGE IN FACT EXISTS.   THE
INSURER SHALL PROVIDE  THE  VERIFICATION  EITHER  BY  ELECTRONIC  ACCESS
THROUGH  THE  INTERNET OR BY E-MAIL OR REGULAR MAIL WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS
DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT THE INSURER RECEIVES THE REQUEST.
  (B) INSURERS SHALL REPORT TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD,  IN  THE
MANNER  AS REQUIRED BY THE CHAIR OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD, THE
NAME OF ANY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A CORPORATION, PARTNER IN A PARTNERSHIP
OR LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP, MEMBER OF A LIMITED LIABILITY  COMPANY
OR  PROFESSIONAL  SERVICES  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR SOLE PROPRIETOR
WHO IS NOT COVERED BY THE POLICY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING SUCH  INFOR-
MATION  AVAILABLE THROUGH A SEARCH ON A SECURE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE
WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD.

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

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