assembly Bill A7836

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes the commencement of pregnancy a triggering event for purposes of eligibility to enroll in a qualified health plan in the state health insurance exchange

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
May 28, 2015 referred to health

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A7836 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5548
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

A7836 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes the commencement of pregnancy a triggering event for purposes of eligibility to enroll in a qualified health plan in the state health insurance exchange.

A7836 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7836

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SIMOTAS, BUCHWALD, COLTON, TITONE, SEPULVEDA,
  MAYER, SEAWRIGHT, TITUS,  LUPARDO,  MILLER,  HEVESI,  ROZIC,  SOLAGES,
  PERSAUD,   ABINANTI,  SKOUFIS  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  BROOK-KRASNY, MARKEY, SIMON, THIELE -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to making pregnancy a
  triggering event for purposes of enrollment in a qualified health plan

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2507 to read as follows:
  S  2507.  SPECIAL ENROLLMENT; PREGNANCY. IN ADDITION TO ANY QUALIFYING
EVENT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, RULE OR REGULATION THAT MAKES ONE ELIGIBLE  FOR
A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR ENROLLMENT IN A QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN IN
THE  STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL
PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (P.L.   111-148),  THE  STATE
HEALTH  INSURANCE  EXCHANGE SHALL ALLOW FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF A PREGNANT
INDIVIDUAL AT ANY TIME AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE  PREGNANCY.    UPON
SUCH ENROLLMENT, ANY QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN IN THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE
EXCHANGE SHALL ENSURE THAT COVERAGE IS EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE OF APPLICA-
TION.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to  all
qualified  health plans issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on
or after such effective date; provided, however,  that  effective  imme-
diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11190-02-5