|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 25, 2014||referred to civil service and pensions|
senate Bill S6664
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6664 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6664 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6664 REVISED MEMO 03/03/2014 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to reimbursement for medicare charges PURPOSE: This bill would to reaffirm the Legislature's intent to hold State retirees harmless for any premium or other charges paid due to enrollment in Medicare. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 167-a of the Civil Service Law to clarify that reimbursement shall be for both Medicare premium charges and other Medicare charges. Currently, these other Medicare charges are the Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount charges for Medicare Parts B and D Because Medicare is statutory, the Federal government could add more new charges for Medicare. Any new charges would be other additional charges for which reimbursement would be required. Section two of the bill that this act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION:
S6664 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6664 I N S E N A T E February 25, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to reimbursement for medicare charges THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 167-a of the civil service law, as amended by section 1 of part I of chapter 55 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 167-a. Reimbursement for medicare [premium] charges. Upon exclusion from the coverage of the health benefit plan of supplementary medical insurance benefits for which an active or retired employee or a depend- ent covered by the health benefit plan is or would be eligible under the federal old-age, survivors and disability insurance program, an amount equal to the premium charge AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL CHARGES for such supplementary medical insurance benefits for such active or retired employee and his or her dependents, if any, shall be paid monthly or at other intervals to such active or retired employee from the health insurance fund. Where appropriate, such amount may be deducted from contributions payable by the employee or retired employee; or where appropriate in the case of a retired employee receiving a retirement allowance, such amount may be included with payments of his or her retirement allowance. All state employer, employee, retired employee and dependent contributions to the health insurance fund, including contrib- utions from public authorities, public benefit corporations or other quasi-public organizations of the state eligible for participation in the health benefit plan as authorized by subdivision two of section one hundred sixty-three of this article, shall be adjusted as necessary to cover the cost of reimbursing federal old-age, survivors and disability insurance program premium charges under this section. This cost shall be included in the calculation of premium or subscription charges for health coverage provided to employees and retired employees of the state, public authorities, public benefit corporations or other quasi- public organizations of the state; provided, however, the state, public EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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