assembly Bill A8593

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires health insurance plans to provide coverage for epi-pens for individuals 18 years old and younger

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Sep 13, 2019 referred to insurance

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A8593 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3324

A8593 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurance plans to provide coverage for epi-pens for individuals 18 years old and younger.

A8593 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8593

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. EPSTEIN, PICHARDO -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  health
  insurance  plans  to  provide coverage for epi-pens for individuals 18
  years old and younger

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph 36 to read as follows:
  (36) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE AND,
IF  REQUESTED  BY  THE  INSURED, PROVIDE COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY
EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR DEVICES FOR  ANY  INSURED  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  IS
EIGHTEEN  YEARS  OLD  OR  YOUNGER.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH,
"EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR  DEVICE"  SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS
PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-C
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  § 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 22 to read as follows:
  (22)  EVERY  GROUP  OR BLANKET POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE
DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES  HOSPITAL,
SURGICAL  OR  MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE AND, IF REQUESTED BY
THE INSURED, PROVIDE COVERAGE OF MEDICALLY NECESSARY  EPINEPHRINE  AUTO-
INJECTOR DEVICES FOR ANY INSURED INDIVIDUAL WHO IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD OR
YOUNGER.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR
DEVICE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  PROVIDED  IN  PARAGRAPH  (B)  OF
SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-C OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (ss) to read as follows:
  (SS) EVERY MEDICAL EXPENSE  INDEMNITY  CORPORATION,  HOSPITAL  SERVICE
CORPORATION  AND  HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR

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