senate Bill S201

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Permits pregnant women to enroll in health insurance during a special enrollment period without penalty

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2023 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2023 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2023 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2023 1st report cal.183
Jan 04, 2023 referred to women's issues


S201 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4328, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8684
2021-2022: S8241, A6007

S201 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits pregnant women to enroll in the state health insurance exchange at any time without penalty.

S201 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S201 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sens. CLEARE, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Women's Issues
 AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  permitting  pregnant
   women to enroll in health insurance during a special enrollment period
   without penalty
   Section 1. Subparagraph (B)  of  paragraph  4  of  subsection  (b)  of
 section  4328 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws
 of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   (B) In addition to the enrollment periods required in subparagraph (A)
 of this  paragraph,  an  individual  enrollee  direct  payment  contract
 offered  pursuant  to  this  section shall allow for the enrollment of a
 pregnant individual. Such individual may enroll  at  any  time  after  a
 health  care professional licensed pursuant to title eight of the educa-
 tion law and acting within the scope of his or  her  practice  certifies
 that  the  individual  is  pregnant.  SUCH  HEALTH  INSURANCE  POLICY OR
 OF  THE  PREGNANT INDIVIDUAL.  Upon enrollment, coverage shall be effec-
 tive as of the first day of the month in which the health  care  profes-
 sional  certifies that the individual is pregnant, unless the individual
 elects to have coverage effective on the first day of the month  follow-
 ing  the date that the individual received certification of the pregnan-
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
 ing  the date on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to all
 policies or contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or  amended  on
 or  after  such  effective  date.   Effective immediately, the addition,
 amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary  for  the
 implementation  of  this  act on its effective date are authorized to be
 made and completed on or before such effective date.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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