senate Bill S5548A

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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (8)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 08, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2015 1st report cal.1285
May 27, 2015 print number 5548a
May 27, 2015 amend and recommit to health
May 14, 2015 referred to health

Votes

view votes

Jun 2, 2015 - Health committee Vote

S5548A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
show Health committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

S5548 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7836
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

S5548 - 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.

S5548 - Sponsor Memo

S5548 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5548

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HANNON, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed 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, TWO
WEEKS AFTER THE INDIVIDUAL'S LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD.  UPON  SUCH  ENROLL-
MENT,  ANY  QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN IN THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE
SHALL ENSURE THAT COVERAGE IS EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE OF APPLICATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11190-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S5548A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7836
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L

S5548A (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.

S5548A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5548A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5548--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD11190-03-5

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.