|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 23, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7928
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7928 - Details
S7928 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7928 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to employee notification of contraceptive coverage PURPOSE: Requires notice be provided to current employees and jobseekers where an employer alters, restricts, or eliminates contraceptive coverage offered to employees as part of the employment-based health insurance plan. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 217 of the labor law to provide a definition of contraceptive coverage for the purpose of this act. Section 2 adds a new provision that requires employers who are policyholders of an employment-based health insurance plan to provide 90 days notice to current employees where the employer alters, restricts, or terminates contraceptive coverage. Such notice shall also be provided to any employee representatives, the Department of Labor, the Department of Financial Services, and the Attorney General. Violation of this section would result in a civil penalty of up to $5,000 under current law.
S7928 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7928 I N S E N A T E July 23, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STAVISKY, KRUEGER, O'BRIEN, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to employee notification of contraceptive coverage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 217 of the labor law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) "CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE" SHALL MEAN THAT PORTION OF A POLICY OR CONTRACT OF GROUP ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR THE COST OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS OR DEVICES APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION OR GENERIC EQUIVALENTS APPROVED AS SUBSTITUTES BY SUCH FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE PRESCRIPTION OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW. S 2. Section 217 of the labor law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE NOTIFICATION. A POLICYHOLDER SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO CERTIFICATE HOLDERS PRIOR TO SUBSTITUTING A POLICY OR CONTRACT OF GROUP ACCIDENT, GROUP HEALTH OR GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE WITH ANOTHER SUCH POLICY OR CONTRACT THAT ALTERS, RESTRICTS, OR TERMINATES CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE PROVIDED NOT LESS THAN NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO ANY SUCH SUBSTITUTION. WHERE THE CERTIF- ICATE HOLDERS ARE EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION, SUCH NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE PROMPTLY PROVIDED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH LABOR ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF SUCH NOTICE ALSO SHALL BE PROMPTLY PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSIONER AND THE DEPARTMENTS OF LAW AND FINANCIAL SERVICES. SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. S 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 217-a to read as follows: S 217-A. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE NOTIFICATION OF CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE. 1. AN EMPLOYER WHO IS ISSUED A POLICY OR CONTRACT FOR GROUP ACCIDENT, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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