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S00668 Summary:

BILL NO    S00668 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    KENNEDY

COSPNSR    SERRANO

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

Requires insurance companies to provide coverage for opioid-addiction treatment
medications.
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S00668 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                          668

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      (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

       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 32 to read as follows:
    3    (32)  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    S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
   12  adding a new paragraph 20 to read as follows:
   13    (20)  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.
   21    S  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
   22  subsection (pp) to read as follows:
   23    (PP) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE  THAT
   24  PROVIDES  MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03243-02-5
       S. 668                              2

    1  AND PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR
    2  OPIOID-ADDICTION  TREATMENT MEDICATIONS. SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO
    3  CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES, PROVIDED THAT THE CO-PAYS, COINSU-
    4  RANCE,  OR  DEDUCTIBLES  ARE  AT LEAST AS FAVORABLE TO AN INSURED AS THE
    5  CO-PAYS, COINSURANCE, OR DEDUCTIBLES THAT APPLY TO  COVERAGE  FOR  OTHER
    6  PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
    7    S  4.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
    8  policy issued, delivered, modified, amended, or renewed on or after such
    9  effective date.
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