senate Bill S4066

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes health insurers to provide actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums for participation in a wellness program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2020 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 02, 2020 1st report cal.522
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2019 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1497
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2019 referred to insurance

Votes

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Mar 2, 2020 - Insurance committee Vote

S4066
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S4066
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4066 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7472
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3231, 3239, 4235, 4317 & 4326, Ins L; amd §4405, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4609, A8228
2013-2014: S2331, A5302
2015-2016: S853, A4238
2017-2018: S1783, A5535
2021-2022: S815

S4066 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes health insurers and health maintenance organizations, subject to the approval of the superintendent of financial services, to provide actuarially appropriate reductions in health insurance premiums or other benefits or enhancements for an enrollee's or insured's participation in a qualified wellness program.

S4066 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4066 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4066

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to making  actuarially  appropriate  reductions  in  health  insurance
  premiums  in  return for an enrollee's or insured's participation in a
  qualified wellness program

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

  Section  1. Section 3231 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 501
of the laws of 1992, is amended by adding a new subsection (c-1) to read
as follows:
  (C-1) SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE  SUPERINTENDENT,  AN  INSURER  OR
HEALTH  MAINTENANCE  ORGANIZATION  ISSUING AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP HEALTH
INSURANCE POLICY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY PROVIDE FOR AN ACTUARIALLY
APPROPRIATE REDUCTION IN PREMIUM RATES OR OTHER BENEFITS OR ENHANCEMENTS
APPROVED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ENCOURAGE AN ENROLLEE'S  OR  INSURED'S
ACTIVE  PARTICIPATION IN A QUALIFIED WELLNESS PROGRAM. A QUALIFIED WELL-
NESS PROGRAM CAN BE A RISK MANAGEMENT  SYSTEM  THAT  IDENTIFIES  AT-RISK
POPULATIONS OR ANY OTHER SYSTEMATIC PROGRAM OR COURSE OF MEDICAL CONDUCT
WHICH  HELPS TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELL-BE-
ING, HELPS TO PREVENT OR MITIGATE THE CONDITIONS  OF  ACUTE  OR  CHRONIC
SICKNESS,  DISEASE  OR  PAIN,  OR  WHICH MINIMIZES ADVERSE HEALTH CONSE-
QUENCES DUE TO LIFESTYLE.  SUCH A WELLNESS PROGRAM MAY HAVE SOME OR  ALL
OF  THE  FOLLOWING  ELEMENTS  TO  ADVANCE THE PHYSICAL HEALTH AND MENTAL
WELL-BEING OF ITS PARTICIPANTS:
  (1) AN EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE  THE  AWARENESS  OF  AND  DISSEM-
INATION  OF  INFORMATION  ABOUT PURSUING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES, AND WHICH
WARNS ABOUT RISKS OF PURSUING  ENVIRONMENTAL  OR  BEHAVIORAL  ACTIVITIES
THAT  ARE  DETRIMENTAL  TO HUMAN HEALTH. IN ADDITION, INFORMATION ON THE
AVAILABILITY OF HEALTH SCREENING TESTS TO ASSIST IN THE EARLY  IDENTIFI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09863-01-9

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