senate Bill S853

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes health insurers to provide actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums for participation in a wellness program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 17, 2016 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2016 1st report cal.87
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 12, 2015 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 23, 2015 advanced to third reading
Apr 22, 2015 2nd report cal.
Apr 21, 2015 1st report cal.321
Jan 07, 2015 referred to insurance

Votes

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Feb 1, 2016 - Insurance committee Vote

S853
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 21, 2015 - Insurance committee Vote

S853
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S853 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4238
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3231, 3239, 4235, 4317 & 4326, Ins L; amd §4405, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4609, A8228
2013-2014: S2331, A5302
2017-2018: S1783, A5535
2019-2020: S4066, A7472
2021-2022: S815

S853 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes health insurers and health maintenance organizations, subject to the approval of the superintendent of financial services, to provide actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums or other benefits or enhancements for an enrollee's or insured's participation in a qualified wellness program.

S853 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S853 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   853

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to  making  actuarially  appropriate  reductions  in  health insurance
  premiums in return for an enrollee's or insured's participation  in  a
  qualified wellness program

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

  Section 1. Section 3231 of the insurance law, as added by chapter  501
of the laws of 1992, is amended by adding a new subsection (c-1) to read
as follows:
  (C-1)  SUBJECT  TO  THE  APPROVAL OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, AN INSURER OR
HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION ISSUING AN INDIVIDUAL  OR  GROUP  HEALTH
INSURANCE POLICY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY PROVIDE FOR AN ACTUARIALLY
APPROPRIATE REDUCTION IN PREMIUM RATES OR OTHER BENEFITS OR ENHANCEMENTS
APPROVED  BY  THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENCOURAGE AN ENROLLEE'S OR INSURED'S
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN A QUALIFIED WELLNESS PROGRAM. A QUALIFIED  WELL-
NESS  PROGRAM  CAN  BE  A RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT IDENTIFIES AT-RISK
POPULATIONS OR ANY OTHER SYSTEMATIC PROGRAM OR COURSE OF MEDICAL CONDUCT
WHICH HELPS TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS, HEALTH AND  WELL-BE-
ING,  HELPS  TO  PREVENT  OR MITIGATE THE CONDITIONS OF ACUTE OR CHRONIC
SICKNESS, DISEASE OR PAIN, OR  WHICH  MINIMIZES  ADVERSE  HEALTH  CONSE-
QUENCES  DUE TO LIFESTYLE.  SUCH A WELLNESS PROGRAM MAY HAVE SOME OR ALL
OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS TO ADVANCE  THE  PHYSICAL  HEALTH  AND  MENTAL
WELL-BEING OF ITS PARTICIPANTS:
  (1)  AN  EDUCATION  PROGRAM  TO  INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF AND DISSEM-
INATION OF INFORMATION ABOUT PURSUING HEALTHIER  LIFESTYLES,  AND  WHICH
WARNS  ABOUT  RISKS  OF  PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL ACTIVITIES
THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO HUMAN HEALTH. IN ADDITION,  INFORMATION  ON  THE

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

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