senate Bill S2050

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the reimbursement for medicare charges

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to civil service and pensions
Feb 04, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 22, 2019 referred to civil service and pensions


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Feb 4, 2019 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §167-a, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6664, A9369
2015-2016: S1995, A4190
2017-2018: S1612, A2000

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends supplementary medical insurance benefits reimbursement amount to include additional charges other than the premium charge; defines health benefit plan of supplementary medical insurance benefits.

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to reimbursement for
  medicare charges


  Section  1.  Section  167-a  of  the  civil service law, as amended by
section 1 of part I of chapter 55 of the laws of  2012,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  § 167-a. Reimbursement  for medicare [premium] charges. Upon exclusion
from the coverage of the health benefit plan  of  supplementary  medical
insurance  benefits for which an active or retired employee or a depend-
ent covered by the health benefit plan is or would be eligible under the
federal old-age, survivors and disability insurance program,  an  amount
equal  to  the  premium charge AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL CHARGES for such
supplementary medical insurance benefits  for  such  active  or  retired
employee  and his or her dependents, if any, shall be paid monthly or at
other intervals to such active  or  retired  employee  from  the  health
insurance  fund.  Where  appropriate,  such  amount may be deducted from
contributions payable by the employee  or  retired  employee;  or  where
appropriate  in  the  case  of a retired employee receiving a retirement
allowance, such amount may be included  with  payments  of  his  or  her
retirement allowance. All state employer, employee, retired employee and
dependent contributions to the health insurance fund, including contrib-
utions  from  public  authorities,  public benefit corporations or other
quasi-public organizations of the state eligible  for  participation  in
the  health benefit plan as authorized by subdivision two of section one
hundred sixty-three of this article, shall be adjusted as  necessary  to
cover  the cost of reimbursing federal old-age, survivors and disability
insurance program premium charges under this section. This cost shall be
included in the calculation  of  premium  or  subscription  charges  for

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


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