Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 17, 2023||
referred to aging
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.79
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 10, 2023||
reference changed to health
|Jan 09, 2023||
referred to aging
Senate Bill S966
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S966 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S966 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S966 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to program eligibility for plans comparable to Medicare part D PURPOSE: To allow individuals who have comparable coverage to a Medicare Part D plan to also be eligible for EPIC if they otherwise qualify. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 242 of the elder law, which sets forth the eligibility criteria for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program. The language clarifies that participants may be enrolled in a public or private drug plan, aside from Medicare Part D, which has successfully demonstrated to CMS that the coverage is as generous as, or more generous than, the defined standards coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
2023-S966 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 966 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- 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. LBD03604-01-3
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