senate Bill S6695

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to aging
Sep 06, 2019 referred to rules

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S6695 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8654
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §242, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2535

S6695 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D.

S6695 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6695 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6695

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  program  eligibility  for
  plans comparable to Medicare part D

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (f) and (h) of subdivision 3 and  subdivision  4
of  section  242  of  the  elder  law, paragraph (f) of subdivision 3 as
amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012,  para-
graph  (h) of subdivision 3 as amended by section 3-f of part A of chap-
ter 59 of the laws of 2011, and subdivision 4 as added by  section  12-a
of  part  T  of  chapter  56 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as
follows:
  (f) As a condition of eligibility for benefits  under  this  title,  a
program  participant  is  required to be enrolled in Medicare part D, OR
ANY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DRUG  PLAN  WHICH  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY  DEMON-
STRATED  TO  CMS  THAT  THE COVERAGE IS AS GENEROUS AS, OR MORE GENEROUS
THAN  THE  DEFINED  STANDARD  COVERAGE  UNDER  THE   MEDICARE   PART   D
PRESCRIPTION  DRUG  BENEFIT, and to maintain such enrollment. For unmar-
ried participants with individual annual income less than  or  equal  to
twenty-three thousand dollars and married participants with joint annual
income  less  than or equal to twenty-nine thousand dollars, the elderly
pharmaceutical insurance coverage program shall pay for the  portion  of
the part D OR COMPARABLE PLAN monthly premium that is the responsibility
of  the  participant.  Such  payment  shall be limited to the low-income
benchmark premium amount established by the federal centers for medicare
and medicaid services and any other amount which such agency establishes
under its de minimus premium policy.
  (h) The elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program  is  author-
ized  to represent program participants under this title with respect to
their Medicare part D OR COMPARABLE coverage.

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

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