|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2018||committed to rules|
|Feb 27, 2018||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 13, 2018||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 12, 2018||1st report cal.441|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to insurance|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 19, 2017||referred to insurance|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 01, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 28, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 14, 2017||1st report cal.255|
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S1783
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1783 - Details
S1783 - 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.
S1783 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1783 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : To help curtail future health insurance premium increases, this bill clearly authorizes health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to offer an actuarially appropriate Premium discount or other benefits or enhancements to covered persons that participate in a qualified wellness program. Such program must be approved by the Superintendent of the Financial Services Department. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends Insurance Law section 3231 to permit insurers and HMOs that offer individual or small group insurance policies to offer an actuarially appropriate premium discount or other benefits or enhancements to those individuals that Participate in a qualified wellness program. Such qualified wellness program must be approved by the Financial Services Department. Further, such qualified Wellness
S1783 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1783 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2017 ___________ 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 AVAILABILITY OF HEALTH SCREENING TESTS TO ASSIST IN THE EARLY IDENTIFI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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