assembly Bill A2832

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide victims of domestic violence with the option of providing alternative contact information

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.120
returned to assembly
died in senate
May 14, 2019 referred to insurance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 09, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.285
May 07, 2019 reported
May 06, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 25, 2019 referred to insurance

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A2832 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S67
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2612, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4052
2011-2012: A3387
2013-2014: A3655
2015-2016: A1358
2017-2018: A4060, S5396

A2832 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide an insurer or subscriber who is a victim of domestic violence, upon request of such insurer or subscriber, with the option to designate alternative contact information for the purpose of receiving specific claim information or for specific billing purposes.

A2832 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2832

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ,  ABBATE,  BRONSON,  MALLIOTAKIS,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, WEPRIN, ABINANTI, SEAWRIGHT, BICHOTTE  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M.  of A.   RICHARDSON -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  allowing  victims  of
  domestic  violence  the  opportunity to designate an alternate address
  for health insurance claims or billing purposes

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

  Section  1.   Subsections (f) and (g) of section 2612 of the insurance
law, subsection (f) as amended by chapter 246 of the laws  of  2005  and
subsection  (g) as added by chapter 361 of the laws of 2006, are amended
to read as follows:
  (f) If any person covered by an insurance  policy  issued  to  another
person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the poli-
cy,  at  its  home  office,  (I) a valid order of protection against the
policyholder, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in this state,
OR (II) A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE AN ALTERNATIVE MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE
NUMBER OR OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING SPECIF-
IC CLAIM INFORMATION OR FOR SPECIFIC BILLING PURPOSES RELATING  TO  SUCH
INSURED ACCOMPANIED BY A SIGNED STATEMENT MADE UNDER OATH THAT HE OR SHE
IS  A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION
WOULD ENDANGER HIM OR HER the insurer shall be prohibited for the  dura-
tion of the order, OR UNTIL THE REQUEST MADE PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH,
IS  CANCELLED  BY THE REQUESTING PARTY IN WRITING from disclosing to the
policyholder the address [and], telephone number OR OTHER CONTACT INFOR-
MATION of the insured, or of any  person  or  entity  providing  covered
services  to  the  insured  OR FROM MAILING ANY INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN
THIS PARAGRAPH TO ANY ADDRESS  OTHER  THAN  THE  DESIGNATED  ALTERNATIVE
ADDRESS  PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SUCH PARAGRAPH.  If a child is the covered
person, the right established by this subsection may be asserted by, and

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