senate Bill S3668

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 25, 2017 referred to insurance

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S3668 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1378
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §§6527, 6807, 6909 & 6951, add §6832, Ed L; amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6013A, A8135B

S3668 - Summary

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

S3668 - Sponsor Memo

S3668 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3668

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2017
                               ___________

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

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 EIGHTEEN, 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.
                                                           LBD06579-01-7