senate Bill S7928

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to employee notification of contraceptive coverage

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Jul 23, 2014 referred to rules

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S7928 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §217, add §217-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3151
2017-2018: S4758

S7928 - Summary

Relates to employee notification of contraceptive coverage.

S7928 - Sponsor Memo

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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