senate Bill S7988

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the mental health parity report act

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Jun 02, 2016 referred to insurance

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S7988 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง210, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1156

S7988 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the mental health parity report act.

S7988 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7988 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7988

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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  establishing  the
  mental health parity report act

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "mental health parity report act".
  S 2. Subsection (a) of section 210 of the insurance law, as amended by
chapter 579 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  superintendent shall annually publish on or before September
first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, and annually thereafter, a consumer
guide to insurers providing managed care products,  individual  accident
and  health  insurance or group or blanket accident and health insurance
and entities licensed pursuant  to  article  forty-four  of  the  public
health  law providing comprehensive health service plans which includes,
in detail, a ranking from best to worst based upon each company's  claim
processing or medical payments record during the preceding calendar year
using  criteria  available  to  the  department,  adjusted for volume of
coverage provided. Such ranking shall also take into  consideration  the
corresponding  total  number  or  percentage of claims denied which were
reversed or compromised after intervention by  the  department  and  the
department  of  health,  consumer  complaints  to the department and the
department of health, violations of section three thousand  two  hundred
twenty-four-a  of  this  chapter  and  other  pertinent data which would
permit the department to objectively determine a company's  performance.
The  department  in  publishing  such  consumer  guide shall publish one
state-wide guide or no more than five regional guides so as  to  facili-
tate comparisons among individual insurers and entities within a service
market  area. Such rankings shall be printed in a format which ranks all
health insurers and all entities certified pursuant  to  article  forty-
four  of  the public health law in one combined list. THE CONSUMER GUIDE
ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN AND ANNUALLY THERE-
AFTER, SHALL INCLUDE A MENTAL HEALTH PARITY REPORT THAT INCLUDES A RANK-

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

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