assembly Bill A5208

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires health insurance coverage of infertility to be provided to insureds with same sex partners on the same basis as that provided to insureds with a partner of the opposite sex

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Feb 07, 2017 referred to insurance

A5208 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S322
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8175
2019-2020: A4316, S847

A5208 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurance coverage of infertility to be provided to insureds with same sex partners on the same basis as that provided to insureds with a partner of the opposite sex.

A5208 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5208

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage of the  diag-
  nosis and treatment of infertility

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law  is  amended  by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as
follows:
  (C) (I) NO POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO  THIS  PARAGRAPH
SHALL  LIMIT  OR  RESTRICT,  OR PLACE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS UPON, SUCH
COVERAGE, WHEN AN INSURED HAS A PARTNER  OF  THE  SAME  SEX.    COVERAGE
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL BE PROVIDED TO SUCH INSUREDS ON THE
SAME BASIS AND CONDITIONS AS PROVIDED TO INSUREDS WITH A PARTNER OF  THE
OPPOSITE SEX.
  (II)  AN INSURER SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT
REQUIRE AS A CONDITION OF COVERAGE THAT AN INSURED WHO HAS A PARTNER  OF
THE  SAME  SEX  THAT:  (I)  THE INSURED'S PARTNER'S SPERM BE USED IN THE
COVERED TREATMENTS OR PROCEDURES; OR (II) THE INSURED DEMONSTRATE INFER-
TILITY EXCLUSIVELY BY MEANS OF A HISTORY  OF  UNSUCCESSFUL  HETEROSEXUAL
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.
  (III)  IN THE EVENT THAT A POLICY PROVIDES COVERAGE OF IN VITRO FERTI-
LIZATION, SUCH POLICY SHALL NOT LIMIT OR RESTRICT, OR  PLACE  ADDITIONAL
REQUIREMENTS  UPON,  SUCH  COVERAGE WHEN AN INSURED HAS A PARTNER OF THE
SAME SEX. SUCH COVERAGE SHALL BE PROVIDED TO SUCH INSUREDS ON  THE  SAME
BASIS AND CONDITIONS AS PROVIDED TO INSUREDS WITH A PARTNER OF THE OPPO-
SITE SEX.
  §  2.  Paragraph  6 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (E) to read as follows:
  (E) (I) NO GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO
THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL LIMIT OR RESTRICT, OR PLACE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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