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|Jan 08, 2020||referred to insurance|
|May 30, 2019||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S6263
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
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S6263 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6263 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6263 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to limiting co-payments for insulin PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To combat the rising costs of and subsequent rising co-payments for insulin medication. This bill sets a cap on the amount of money that consumers will have to pay out of pocket for their insulin medication at one hundred dollars per month. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends paragraph 15-a of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law to place a cap on the amount of co-in- surance payments made by the clients of individual or personal health insurance plans for prescribed insulin medication, regardless of the type of insulin medication at no more than one hundred dollars per thir- ty day supply of the prescribed medication. The section also includes
S6263 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6263 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 30, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to limiting co-payments for insulin THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 15-a of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 378 of the laws of 1993 such section as renumbered and subparagraph (A) as amended by chapter 338 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: (15-a) (A) Every policy which provides medical coverage that includes coverage for physician services in a physician's office and every policy which provides major medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage shall include coverage for the following equipment and supplies for the treatment of diabetes, if recommended or prescribed by a physician or other licensed health care provider legally authorized to prescribe under title eight of the education law: blood glucose monitors and blood glucose monitors for the visually impaired, data management systems, test strips for glucose monitors and visual reading and urine testing strips, insulin, injection aids, cartridges for the visually impaired, syringes, insulin pumps and appurtenances thereto, insulin infusion devices, and oral agents for controlling blood sugar. In addition, the commissioner of the department of health shall provide and periodically update by rule or regulation a list of additional diabetes equipment and related supplies such as are medically necessary for the treatment of diabetes, for which there shall also be coverage. Such policies shall also include coverage for diabetes self-management education to ensure that persons with diabetes are educated as to the proper self-management and treatment of their diabetic condition, including information on proper diets. Such coverage for self-management education and education relating to diet shall be limited to visits medically necessary upon the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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