senate Bill S8441B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2061
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 17, 2018 print number 8441b
Jun 17, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Jun 05, 2018 print number 8441a
Jun 05, 2018 amend and recommit to insurance
May 07, 2018 referred to insurance

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S8441 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd Part K §4, Chap 82 of 2002

S8441 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage up to fifty thousand dollars for women ages 21 to 44 for in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S8441 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8441 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8441

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PHILLIPS, HELMING -- 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.  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 CONDITION OR DISEASE 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.
  (E) NO INSURER PROVIDING COVERAGE UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL DISCRIMI-
NATE BASED ON A COVERED INDIVIDUAL'S EXPECTED LENGTH OF LIFE, PRESENT OR
PREDICTED DISABILITY, DEGREE OF MEDICAL DEPENDENCY, PERCEIVED QUALITY OF
LIFE, OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS, NOR BASED ON PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS,
INCLUDING AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS OR GENDER IDENTI-
TY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S8441A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd Part K §4, Chap 82 of 2002

S8441A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage up to fifty thousand dollars for women ages 21 to 44 for in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S8441A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8441A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8441--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PHILLIPS, HELMING, AKSHAR, LITTLE, MARCHIONE, YOUNG
  -- 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 four new subparagraphs (C), (D),  (E)
and (F) 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
UP TO FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS 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 CONDITION OR DISEASE 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 TWEN-
TY-ONE TO FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF AGE.
  (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.
  (E) NO INSURER PROVIDING COVERAGE UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL DISCRIMI-
NATE BASED ON A COVERED INDIVIDUAL'S EXPECTED LENGTH OF LIFE, PRESENT OR
PREDICTED DISABILITY, DEGREE OF MEDICAL DEPENDENCY, PERCEIVED QUALITY OF
LIFE, OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS, NOR BASED ON PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S8441B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd Part K §4, Chap 82 of 2002

S8441B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage up to fifty thousand dollars for women ages 21 to 44 for in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S8441B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8441B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8441--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  PHILLIPS,  HELMING,  AKSHAR,  BONACIC,  LITTLE,
  MARCHIONE, O'MARA, YOUNG -- 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  --  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;
  and  to  amend  part  K of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002 amending the
  insurance law and the public health law relating to coverage  for  the
  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  infertility,  in relation to grants for
  infertility services

  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 A
MAXIMUM LIFETIME LIMIT OF FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS 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) FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBPARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS PARAGRAPH:
  (I)  "INFERTILITY"  MEANS  A CONDITION OR DISEASE CHARACTERIZED BY THE
INCAPACITY TO IMPREGNATE ANOTHER PERSON OR TO CONCEIVE, AS DIAGNOSED  OR
DETERMINED  (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 OVER AGE THIRTY-FIVE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04562-13-8

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