senate Bill S6013A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "comprehensive contraception coverage act" to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2016 print number 6013a
Jan 19, 2016 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jul 10, 2015 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6013 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8135B
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §§6527, 6807, 6909 & 6951, add §6832, Ed L; amd §207, Pub Health L

S6013 - Summary

Enacts the "comprehensive contraception coverage act" to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products.

S6013 - Sponsor Memo

S6013 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6013

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BONACIC -- (at request of the Attorney General) --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to amend the insurance law, the social services law, the educa-
  tion law and the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  health
  insurance  policies to include coverage of all FDA-approved contracep-
  tive drugs, devices, and products, as well as voluntary  sterilization
  procedures, contraceptive education and counseling, and related follow
  up  services  and  prohibiting a health insurance policy from imposing
  any cost-sharing requirements or other  restrictions  or  delays  with
  respect to this coverage

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "comprehen-
sive contraception coverage act".
  S 2. Paragraph 16 of subsection (l) of section 3221 of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 554 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as
follows:
  (16) (A) Every group or blanket policy [which  provides  coverage  for
prescription  drugs shall include coverage for the cost of contraceptive
drugs or devices approved by the federal food and drug administration or
generic equivalents approved as substitutes by such food and drug admin-
istration under the prescription  of  a  health  care  provider  legally
authorized  to  prescribe  under  title  eight of the education law. The
coverage required by this section shall  be  included  in  policies  and
certificates only through the addition of a rider.
  (A)]  THAT  IS  ISSUED, AMENDED, RENEWED, EFFECTIVE OR DELIVERED ON OR
AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS:
  (1) ALL FDA-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS, DEVICES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS.
THIS  INCLUDES  ALL  FDA-APPROVED  OVER-THE-COUNTER CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10923-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S6013A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8135B
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §§6527, 6807, 6909 & 6951, add §6832, Ed L; amd §207, Pub Health L

S6013A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "comprehensive contraception coverage act" to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products.

S6013A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6013A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6013--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SERRANO -- (at
  request  of  the  Attorney General) -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law,  the  educa-
  tion  law  and  the public health law, in relation to requiring health
  insurance policies to include coverage of all FDA-approved  contracep-
  tive  drugs, devices, and products, as well as voluntary sterilization
  procedures, contraceptive education and counseling, and related follow
  up services and prohibiting a health insurance  policy  from  imposing
  any  cost-sharing  requirements  or  other restrictions or delays with
  respect to this coverage

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "comprehen-
sive contraception coverage act".
  S  2.  Paragraph 16 of subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance
law, as added by chapter 554 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (16)  (A)  Every  group or blanket policy [which provides coverage for
prescription drugs shall include coverage for the cost of  contraceptive
drugs or devices approved by the federal food and drug administration or
generic equivalents approved as substitutes by such food and drug admin-
istration  under  the  prescription  of  a  health care provider legally
authorized to prescribe under title eight  of  the  education  law.  The
coverage  required  by  this  section  shall be included in policies and
certificates only through the addition of a rider.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10923-12-6

S. 6013--A                          2

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