senate Bill S1408A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes all municipalities to join a county self-funded or self-insured health plan

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 15, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2019 1st report cal.662
Apr 25, 2019 print number 1408a
Apr 25, 2019 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 14, 2019 referred to insurance

Votes

view votes

May 13, 2019 - Insurance committee Vote

S1408A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Insurance committee vote details

Insurance Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

Co-Sponsors

S1408 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6633
2015-2016: S4466
2017-2018: S3660

S1408 - Summary

Authorizes all municipalities, with the consent of the county and the governing body of such municipality, to join a county self-funded or self-insured health plan; requires certification.

S1408 - Sponsor Memo

S1408 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1408

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT authorizing municipalities to join a county self-funded or  self-
  insured health plan

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding articles 44 or 47 of the insurance  law  or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, and subject to the require-
ments set forth in this section, a municipality is permitted,  with  the
consent  of  the  county and the governing body of such municipality, to
join a county self-funded or self-insured health plan in any  county  in
which  such municipality is located in whole or in part. Municipality is
defined as any city, town, village or any other municipal corporation, a
school district or any governmental entity operating  a  public  school,
college  or  university,  a  public  improvement  or special district, a
public authority, commission, or  public  benefit  corporation,  or  any
other  public  corporation, agency or instrumentality or unit of govern-
ment which exercises governmental powers under the laws of the state but
is not a part of, nor a department of, nor an agency of  the  state.  In
order  for a municipality to join the county self-funded or self-insured
health plan, the county shall file with the superintendent of  financial
services  certification  that, with inclusion of the lives to be covered
in the plan following admission of the municipality,  the  county  self-
funded  or  self-insured  health  plan meets the following four require-
ments:
  (a) That it maintain a reserve fund, calculated  as  a  percentage  of
total  annual  incurred claims, of a minimum of 13% and a maximum of 15%
of medical claims and a minimum of 4% of prescription claims.
  (b) It has in effect a specific stop loss per individual  claim  only,
no aggregate, and with a minimum deductible of $200,000 to $250,000.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03515-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S1408A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6633
2015-2016: S4466
2017-2018: S3660

S1408A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes all municipalities, with the consent of the county and the governing body of such municipality, to join a county self-funded or self-insured health plan; requires certification.

S1408A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1408A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1408--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BRESLIN, METZGER -- 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 authorizing municipalities to join a county self-funded or  self-
  insured health plan

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding article 44 or 47 of the  insurance  law  or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, and subject to the require-
ments set forth in this section, a municipality is permitted,  with  the
consent  of  the  county and the governing body of such municipality, to
join a county self-funded or self-insured health plan in any  county  in
which  such municipality is located in whole or in part. Municipality is
defined as any city, town, village or any other municipal corporation, a
school district or any governmental entity operating  a  public  school,
college  or  university,  a  public  improvement  or special district, a
public authority, commission, or  public  benefit  corporation,  or  any
other  public  corporation, agency or instrumentality or unit of govern-
ment which exercises governmental powers under the laws of the state but
is not a part of, nor a department of, nor an agency of  the  state.  In
order for a municipality or municipalities to join the county self-fund-
ed  or  self-insured  health plan, the county shall file with the super-
intendent of financial services certification that,  with  inclusion  of
the  lives  to be covered in the plan following admission of the munici-
pality or municipalities, the county self-funded or self-insured  health
plan meets the following six requirements:
  (a)  That  the  county  and any municipality or municipalities joining
such plan have mutually consented to join such plan.
  (b) That it maintain a reserve fund, calculated  as  a  percentage  of
total annual incurred claims, of a minimum of 12% of claims.

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.