senate Bill S5396

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Mar 24, 2017 referred to insurance

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S5396 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4060
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4052
2011-2012: A3387
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2019-2020: S67, A2832

S5396 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

S5396 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5396 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5396

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  allowing  victims  of
  domestic  violence  the  opportunity to designate an alternate address
  for health insurance claims or billing purposes

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

  Section  1.   Subsections (f) and (g) of section 2612 of the insurance
law, subsection (f) as amended by chapter 246 of the laws  of  2005  and
subsection  (g) as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2006, are amended
to read as follows:
  (f) If any person covered by an insurance  policy  issued  to  another
person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the poli-
cy,  at  its  home  office,  (I) a valid order of protection against the
policyholder, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in this state,
OR (II) A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE
NUMBER OR OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIF-
IC CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES RELATING  TO  SUCH
INSURED ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED STATEMENT MADE UNDER OATH THAT HE OR SHE
IS  A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION
WOULD ENDANGER HIM OR HER the insurer shall be prohibited for the  dura-
tion  of the order, OR UNTIL THE REQUEST MADE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (II)
OF THIS SUBSECTION, IS CANCELLED BY THE REQUESTING PARTY IN WRITING from
disclosing to the policyholder the address [and],  telephone  number  OR
OTHER  CONTACT  INFORMATION  of  the insured, or of any person or entity
providing covered services to the insured OR FROM MAILING  ANY  INFORMA-
TION DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS SUBSECTION TO ANY ADDRESS OTHER
THAN  THE  DESIGNATED  ALTERNATIVE  ADDRESS  PROVIDED  PURSUANT  TO SUCH
SUBSECTION.  If a child is the covered person, the right established  by
this subsection may be asserted by, and shall also extend to, the parent
or  guardian  of the child. The superintendent, in consultation with the

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

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