senate Bill S719

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to insurance

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S719 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2817
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7219, A10137
2017-2018: S3148, A2646

S719 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.

S719 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S719 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   719

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO, BIAGGI -- 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 insurance coverage  of
  in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law is amended by adding three new subparagraphs (C), (D) and
(E) to read as follows:
  (C) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS  STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE
COVERAGE FOR:
  (I) IN VITRO FERTILIZATION USED IN THE TREATMENT OF INFERTILITY; AND
  (II) STANDARD FERTILITY PRESERVATION SERVICES WHEN A NECESSARY MEDICAL
TREATMENT MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CAUSE IATROGENIC INFERTILITY  TO  A
COVERED PERSON.
  (D)  (I)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  SUBPARAGRAPH  (C) OF THIS PARAGRAPH,
"INFERTILITY" MEANS A DISEASE OR CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY THE INCAPAC-
ITY TO IMPREGNATE ANOTHER PERSON OR TO CONCEIVE, AS DIAGNOSED OR  DETER-
MINED (I) BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THIS STATE, OR
(II)  BY  THE  FAILURE  TO  ESTABLISH  A CLINICAL PREGNANCY AFTER TWELVE
MONTHS OF REGULAR, UNPROTECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, OR AFTER  SIX  MONTHS
OF REGULAR, UNPROTECTED SEXUAL INTERCOURSE IN THE CASE OF A FEMALE THIR-
TY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  (II)  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF SUBPARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "IATRO-
GENIC INFERTILITY" MEANS AN IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY  BY  SURGERY,  RADI-
ATION,  CHEMOTHERAPY  OR  OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE
ORGANS OR PROCESSES.
  (E) NO INSURER PROVIDING COVERAGE UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL DISCRIMI-
NATE BASED ON A COVERED INDIVIDUAL'S EXPECTED LENGTH OF LIFE, PRESENT OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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