senate Bill S6263

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to capping the amount paid for prescription insulin by an insured

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance 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.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
May 30, 2019 referred to insurance

S6263 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6263 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Caps the amount paid by an insured for a 30 day supply of prescription insulin at one hundred dollars.

S6263 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6263 (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

                              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


  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.


Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. 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.