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S00668 Summary:

BILL NOS00668A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORKENNEDY
 
COSPNSRSERRANO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
 
Requires insurance companies to provide coverage for opioid-addiction treatment medications.
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S00668 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         668--A
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. KENNEDY, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --
          recommitted  to  the  Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate
          Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for opioid-
          addiction treatment medications
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph 33 to read as follows:
     3    (33) Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state  that
     4  provides  medical, major medical, or similar comprehensive-type coverage
     5  and provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide coverage  for
     6  opioid-addiction  treatment medications. Such coverage may be subject to
     7  co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles, provided that the co-pays, coinsu-
     8  rance, or deductibles are at least as favorable to  an  insured  as  the
     9  co-pays,  coinsurance,  or  deductibles that apply to coverage for other
    10  prescription drugs.
    11    § 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
    12  adding a new paragraph 21 to read as follows:
    13    (21) Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state  that
    14  provides  medical, major medical, or similar comprehensive-type coverage
    15  and provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide coverage  for
    16  opioid-addiction  treatment medications. Such coverage may be subject to
    17  co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles, provided that the co-pays, coinsu-
    18  rance, or deductibles are at least as favorable to  an  insured  as  the
    19  co-pays,  coinsurance,  or  deductibles that apply to coverage for other
    20  prescription drugs.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03243-03-6

        S. 668--A                           2
 
     1    § 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  subsection (qq) to read as follows:
     3    (qq)  Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state that
     4  provides medical, major medical, or similar comprehensive-type  coverage
     5  and  provides coverage for prescription drugs shall provide coverage for
     6  opioid-addiction treatment medications. Such coverage may be subject  to
     7  co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles, provided that the co-pays, coinsu-
     8  rance,  or  deductibles  are  at least as favorable to an insured as the
     9  co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles that apply to  coverage  for  other
    10  prescription drugs.
    11    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
    12  policy issued, delivered, modified, amended, or renewed on or after such
    13  effective date.
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