Senate Bill S2366

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Redefines "small group" for the purposes of sections 3231 and 4317 of the insurance law

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S2366 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1154
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3231 & 4317, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6917, A9980
2017-2018: S8500, A99
2019-2020: A172
2021-2022: A1039

2015-S2366 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Redefines "small group" for the purposes of certain provisions of sections 3231 and 4317 of the insurance law.

2015-S2366 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S2366 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2366

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

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 rating  of  individual
  and small group health insurance contracts and policies

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subsection (a) of section 3231 of the insur-
ance law, as amended by section 69 of part D of chapter 56 of  the  laws
of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  No  individual health insurance policy and no group health insur-
ance policy covering between one and fifty employees or members  of  the
group, EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (H) OF THIS SECTION, or between
one  and  one  hundred  employees  or  members of the group for policies
issued or renewed on or after January first, two thousand sixteen exclu-
sive of spouses and dependents,  hereinafter  referred  to  as  a  small
group,  providing  hospital  and/or medical benefits, including medicare
supplemental insurance, shall be issued in this state unless such policy
is community rated and, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the
underwriting of such policy involves no more than the  imposition  of  a
pre-existing  condition  limitation if otherwise permitted by this arti-
cle.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subsection (h) of section 3231  of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 501 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  no  insurer,
subsidiary  of  an  insurer,  or  controlled person of a holding company
system may act as an administrator or claims paying agent, as opposed to
an insurer, on behalf of small groups which, if  they  purchased  insur-
ance,  would  be  subject  to this section. No insurer, subsidiary of an
insurer, or controlled person of a  holding  company  may  provide  stop
loss,  catastrophic  or  reinsurance  coverage to small groups which, if

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06335-01-5
              

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