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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to insurance|
|Mar 24, 2017||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S5396
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
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S5396 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S5396 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : Requires health insurers and health maintenance organizations to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information so that they may be able to access their claims information and benefits in a manner that shields and protects them from their abuser. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : 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 to make a technical change and cross reference. Require issuers of insurance policies to give victims of domestic violence, whose abuser is the policyholder, with the option to designate alternative contact information, for themselves and their dependent children, once the victim of abuse provides the insurance company with a valid order of protection against the policyholder or
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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