senate Bill S2535

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2021 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1190
May 11, 2021 print number 2535a
May 11, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
reported and committed to finance
Jan 21, 2021 referred to aging

Votes

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May 19, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S2535A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 11, 2021 - Aging committee Vote

S2535
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S2535 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §242, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6695

S2535 - Summary

Relates to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D.

S2535 - Sponsor Memo

S2535 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2535
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  program  eligibility  for
   plans comparable to Medicare part D
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraphs (f) and (h) of subdivision 3 and  subdivision  4
 of  section  242  of  the  elder  law, paragraph (f) of subdivision 3 as
 amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012,  para-
 graph  (h) of subdivision 3 as amended by section 3-f of part A of chap-
 ter 59 of the laws of 2011, and subdivision 4 as added by  section  12-a
 of  part  T  of  chapter  56 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as
 follows:
   (f) As a condition of eligibility for benefits  under  this  title,  a
 program  participant  is  required to be enrolled in Medicare part D, OR
 ANY OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DRUG  PLAN  WHICH  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY  DEMON-
 STRATED  TO  CMS  THAT  THE COVERAGE IS AS GENEROUS AS, OR MORE GENEROUS
 THAN  THE  DEFINED  STANDARD  COVERAGE  UNDER  THE   MEDICARE   PART   D
 PRESCRIPTION  DRUG  BENEFIT, and to maintain such enrollment. For unmar-
 ried participants with individual annual income less than  or  equal  to
 twenty-three thousand dollars and married participants with joint annual
 income  less  than or equal to twenty-nine thousand dollars, the elderly
 pharmaceutical insurance coverage program shall pay for the  portion  of
 the part D OR COMPARABLE PLAN monthly premium that is the responsibility
 of  the  participant.  Such  payment  shall be limited to the low-income
 benchmark premium amount established by the federal centers for medicare
 and medicaid services and any other amount which such agency establishes
 under its de minimus premium policy.
   (h) The elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program  is  author-
 ized  to represent program participants under this title with respect to
 their Medicare part D OR COMPARABLE coverage.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S2535A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §242, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6695

S2535A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D.

S2535A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2535A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2535--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, BAILEY, GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging --
   reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
   on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend the elder law, in relation to program eligibility for
   plans comparable to Medicare part D
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (f) and (h) of subdivision 3 and subdivision 4
 of section 242 of the elder law,  paragraph  (f)  of  subdivision  3  as
 amended  by section 1 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, para-
 graph (h) of subdivision 3 as amended by section 3-f of part A of  chap-
 ter  59  of the laws of 2011, and subdivision 4 as added by section 12-a
 of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012,  are  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   (f)  As  a  condition  of eligibility for benefits under this title, a
 program participant is required to be enrolled in Medicare  part  D,  OR
 ANY  OTHER  PUBLIC  OR  PRIVATE  DRUG PLAN WHICH HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEMON-
 STRATED TO CMS THAT THE COVERAGE IS AS GENEROUS  AS,  OR  MORE  GENEROUS
 THAN   THE   DEFINED   STANDARD  COVERAGE  UNDER  THE  MEDICARE  PART  D
 PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT, and to maintain such enrollment.  For  unmar-
 ried  participants  with  individual annual income less than or equal to
 twenty-three thousand dollars and married participants with joint annual
 income less than or equal to twenty-nine thousand dollars,  the  elderly
 pharmaceutical  insurance  coverage program shall pay for the portion of
 the part D OR COMPARABLE PLAN monthly premium that is the responsibility
 of the participant. Such payment shall  be  limited  to  the  low-income
 benchmark premium amount established by the federal centers for medicare
 and medicaid services and any other amount which such agency establishes
 under its de minimus premium policy.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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