senate Bill S3148A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2017 print number 3148a
Jun 08, 2017 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 20, 2017 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

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S3148 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2646A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7219, A10137

S3148 - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S3148 - Sponsor Memo

S3148 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3148

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 insurance coverage  of
  in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  3242
to read as follows:
  S  3242.  IN  VITRO  FERTILIZATION AND FERTILITY-RELATED PROVISIONS IN
POLICIES. (A) DEFINITIONS. (1) AS USED IN  THIS  SECTION,  "INFERTILITY"
MEANS  A  DISEASE  CHARACTERIZED BY THE INCAPACITY TO IMPREGNATE ANOTHER
PERSON OR TO CONCEIVE, AS DIAGNOSED OR DETERMINED  (A)  BY  A  PHYSICIAN
LICENSED  TO  PRACTICE  MEDICINE  IN THE STATE, OR (B) BY THE FAILURE TO
ESTABLISH A CLINICAL PREGNANCY AFTER TWELVE MONTHS  OF  REGULAR,  UNPRO-
TECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.
  (2) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "IATROGENIC INFERTILITY" MEANS AN IMPAIR-
MENT  OF  FERTILITY BY SURGERY, RADIATION, CHEMOTHERAPY OR OTHER MEDICAL
TREATMENT AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OR PROCESSES.
  (B) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (D) OF THIS SECTION, NO POLICY OF
GROUP OR BLANKET ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE  SHALL  BE  DELIVERED  OR
ISSUED  FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  TO A GROUP UNLESS IT CONTAINS IN
SUBSTANCE THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS OR PROVISIONS WHICH IN THE OPINION OF
THE SUPERINTENDENT ARE MORE FAVORABLE TO THE  HOLDERS  OF  SUCH  CERTIF-
ICATES  OR  NOT  LESS  FAVORABLE TO THE HOLDERS OF SUCH CERTIFICATES AND
MORE FAVORABLE TO POLICYHOLDERS:
  (1)  COVERAGE  OF  DIAGNOSTIC  AND  TREATMENT  PROCEDURES,   INCLUDING
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND IN VITRO FERTILIZATION, USED IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND
TREATMENT OF INFERTILITY.
  (2)  COVERAGE  OF  MEDICALLY NECESSARY EXPENSES FOR STANDARD FERTILITY
PRESERVATION SERVICES WHEN A NECESSARY MEDICAL TREATMENT MAY DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY CAUSE IATROGENIC INFERTILITY TO A COVERED PERSON.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04562-02-7

Co-Sponsors

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S3148A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2646A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7219, A10137

S3148A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S3148A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3148A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3148--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SAVINO, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BAILEY, CARLUCCI, CROCI,
  HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, LATIMER, PERALTA, ROBACH, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to insurance coverage  of
  in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law is amended by adding three new subparagraphs (C), (D) and
(E) to read as follows:
  (C) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS  STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE
COVERAGE FOR:
  (I) IN VITRO FERTILIZATION USED IN THE TREATMENT OF INFERTILITY; AND
  (II) STANDARD FERTILITY PRESERVATION SERVICES WHEN A NECESSARY MEDICAL
TREATMENT MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CAUSE IATROGENIC INFERTILITY  TO  A
COVERED PERSON.
  (D)  (I)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  SUBPARAGRAPH  (C) OF THIS PARAGRAPH,
"INFERTILITY" MEANS A DISEASE OR CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY THE INCAPAC-
ITY TO IMPREGNATE ANOTHER PERSON OR TO CONCEIVE, AS DIAGNOSED OR  DETER-
MINED (I) BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THIS STATE, OR
(II)  BY  THE  FAILURE  TO  ESTABLISH  A CLINICAL PREGNANCY AFTER TWELVE
MONTHS OF REGULAR, UNPROTECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, OR AFTER  SIX  MONTHS
OF REGULAR, UNPROTECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE IN THE CASE OF A FEMALE THIR-
TY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  (II)  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF SUBPARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "IATRO-
GENIC INFERTILITY" MEANS AN IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY  BY  SURGERY,  RADI-
ATION,  CHEMOTHERAPY  OR  OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE
ORGANS OR PROCESSES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04562-04-7

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