assembly Bill A6741A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires coverage for delivery through store and forward technology

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Aug 25, 2021 print number 6741a
Aug 25, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Mar 29, 2021 referred to insurance

A6741 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3217-h, 3216, 3221, 4303 & 4306-g, Ins L; amd §2999-cc, Pub Health L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L

A6741 - Summary

Requires insurers to provide coverage for delivery through store and forward technology; requires prescription drug policies to cover the cost of contraceptive care delivered via telemedicine.

A6741 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6741
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Insurance
 
 AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring coverage for
   delivery of asynchronous telemedicine
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The Legislature here-
 by  finds  that  there is a serious health concern in insurance policies
 denying coverage for contraceptive care. The Legislature also finds that
 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has  been  essential  for
 patients across the state to receive care safely.
   This  Act  enacts various provisions requiring that insurance policies
 cover services provided  through  telemedicine,  including  requirements
 that  insurers  provide coverage for contraceptive care, that will allow
 patients across the  state  to  receive  care  and  limit  the  risk  of
 infection of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.
   § 2. Section 3217-h of the insurance law, as added by chapter 6 of the
 laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
   §   3217-h.  Telehealth  AND  ASYNCHRONOUS  TELEMEDICINE  delivery  of
 services. (a) An insurer shall not exclude from coverage a service  that
 is otherwise covered under a policy that provides comprehensive coverage
 for  hospital,  medical  or surgical care, OR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS because
 the service is delivered via telehealth OR ASYNCHRONOUS TELEMEDICINE, as
 [that term is] SUCH TERMS ARE defined in subsection (b)  AND  SUBSECTION
 (C)  of  this  section[;  provided, however, that an insurer may exclude
 from coverage a service by a health care provider where the provider  is
 not  otherwise  covered  under  the  policy]. An insurer may subject the
 coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to  co-payments,  coinsu-
 rance or deductibles provided that they are at least as favorable to the
 insured as those established for the same service when not delivered via
 telehealth.  An  insurer may subject the coverage of a service delivered
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A6741A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3217-h, 3216, 3221, 4303 & 4306-g, Ins L; amd §2999-cc, Pub Health L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L

A6741A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers to provide coverage for delivery through store and forward technology; requires prescription drug policies to cover the cost of contraceptive care delivered via telemedicine.

A6741A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6741--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, the public health law and the social
   services law, in relation to requiring coverage for  delivery  through
   store and forward technology
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The Legislature here-
 by finds that there is a serious health concern  in  insurance  policies
 denying coverage for contraceptive care. The Legislature also finds that
 throughout  the  COVID-19  pandemic, telemedicine has been essential for
 patients across the state to receive care safely.
   This Act enacts various provisions requiring that  insurance  policies
 cover  services  provided  through  telemedicine, including requirements
 that insurers provide coverage for contraceptive care, that  will  allow
 patients  across  the  state  to  receive  care  and  limit  the risk of
 infection of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.
   § 2. Subsection (a) of section 3217-h of the insurance law,  as  added
 by chapter 6 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
   (a)  An  insurer  shall  not  exclude  from coverage a service that is
 otherwise covered under a policy that  provides  comprehensive  coverage
 for  hospital,  medical  or surgical care, OR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS because
 the service is delivered via telehealth OR  THROUGH  STORE  AND  FORWARD
 TECHNOLOGY,  as  [that term is] SUCH TERMS ARE defined in subsection (b)
 of this section [; provided, however, that an insurer may  exclude  from
 coverage  a  service by a health care provider where the provider is not
 otherwise covered under the policy] AND IN SECTION  TWENTY-NINE  HUNDRED
 NINETY-NINE-CC  OF  THE  PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.   An insurer may subject the
 coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to  co-payments,  coinsu-
 rance or deductibles provided that they are at least as favorable to the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.