assembly Bill A99

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Redefines "small group" for the purposes of sections 3231 and 4317 of the insurance law

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Jan 04, 2017 referred to insurance

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A99 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3231 & 4317, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1154
2013-2014: A9980

A99 - Summary

Redefines "small group" for the purposes of certain provisions of sections 3231 and 4317 of the insurance law.

A99 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   99

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL, GARBARINO, STIRPE, HEVESI, MAGNARELLI,
  ZEBROWSKI, STECK, QUART, LUPINACCI, RAIA, BRINDISI,  OAKS,  FRIEND  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK, KEARNS, STEC -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to rating  of  individual
  and small group health insurance contracts and policies

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subsection (a) of section 3231 of the insur-
ance law, as amended by section 69 of part D of chapter 56 of  the  laws
of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  No  individual health insurance policy and no group health insur-
ance policy covering between one and fifty employees or members  of  the
group, EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (H) OF THIS SECTION, or between
one  and  one  hundred  employees  or  members of the group for policies
issued or renewed on or after January first, two thousand sixteen exclu-
sive of spouses and dependents,  hereinafter  referred  to  as  a  small
group,  providing  hospital  and/or medical benefits, including medicare
supplemental insurance, shall be issued in this state unless such policy
is community rated and, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the
underwriting of such policy involves no more than the  imposition  of  a
pre-existing  condition  limitation if otherwise permitted by this arti-
cle.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subsection (h) of section 3231  of  the  insurance
law,  as  added by chapter 12 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as
follows:
  (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  no  insurer,
subsidiary  of  an  insurer,  or  controlled person of a holding company
system may act as an administrator or claims paying agent, as opposed to
an insurer, on behalf of small groups which, if  they  purchased  insur-

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

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