senate Bill S4148

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the reimbursement for medicare charges

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee

  • Introduced
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to civil service and pensions
Feb 23, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 02, 2021 referred to civil service and pensions


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Feb 23, 2021 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Feb 23, 2021


S4148 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §167-a, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6664, A9369
2015-2016: S1995, A4190
2017-2018: S1612, A2000
2019-2020: S2050, A3617

S4148 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends supplementary medical insurance benefits reimbursement amount to include additional charges other than the premium charge; defines health benefit plan of supplementary medical insurance benefits.

S4148 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4148 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 2, 2021
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
 AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to reimbursement for
   medicare charges
   Section  1.  Section  167-a  of  the  civil service law, as amended by
 section 1 of part I of chapter 55 of the laws of  2012,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   § 167-a. Reimbursement  for medicare [premium] charges. Upon exclusion
 from the coverage of the health benefit plan  of  supplementary  medical
 insurance  benefits for which an active or retired employee or a depend-
 ent covered by the health benefit plan is or would be eligible under the
 federal old-age, survivors and disability insurance program,  an  amount
 equal  to  the  premium charge AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL CHARGES for such
 supplementary medical insurance benefits  for  such  active  or  retired
 employee  and his or her dependents, if any, shall be paid monthly or at
 other intervals to such active  or  retired  employee  from  the  health
 insurance  fund.  Where  appropriate,  such  amount may be deducted from
 contributions payable by the employee  or  retired  employee;  or  where
 appropriate  in  the  case  of a retired employee receiving a retirement
 allowance, such amount may be included  with  payments  of  his  or  her
 retirement allowance. All state employer, employee, retired employee and
 dependent contributions to the health insurance fund, including contrib-
 utions  from  public  authorities,  public benefit corporations or other
 quasi-public organizations of the state eligible  for  participation  in
 the  health benefit plan as authorized by subdivision two of section one
 hundred sixty-three of this article, shall be adjusted as  necessary  to
 cover  the cost of reimbursing federal old-age, survivors and disability
 insurance program premium charges under this section. This cost shall be
 included in the calculation  of  premium  or  subscription  charges  for
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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