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S07506 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7506
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    November 5, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for  prenatal
          vitamins
 
          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 10-a to read as follows:
     3    (10-a)(A)  Every policy which provides coverage for prescription drugs
     4  shall provide coverage for prenatal vitamins when prescribed or  ordered
     5  by  a  health  care provider legally authorized to prescribe under title
     6  eight of the education law.
     7    (B) Such coverage may be subject to annual deductibles and coinsurance
     8  as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent and as are consistent
     9  with those established for other benefits within a given policy.
    10    § 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
    11  adding a new paragraph 5-a to read as follows:
    12    (5-a)(A) Every group or blanket policy  which  provides  coverage  for
    13  prescription  drugs  shall  provide  coverage for prenatal vitamins when
    14  prescribed or ordered by a health care provider  legally  authorized  to
    15  prescribe under title eight of the education law.
    16    (B)  Such  coverage  may  be subject to annual deductibles and coinsu-
    17  rance, as may be deemed appropriate by the  superintendent  and  as  are
    18  consistent  with  those  established  for  other benefits within a given
    19  policy.
    20    § 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    21  subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
    22    (c-1)(1)  Every  contract  issued  by  a  corporation  subject  to the
    23  provisions of this article  which  provides  coverage  for  prescription
    24  drugs  shall  provide  coverage for prenatal vitamins when prescribed or

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02608-01-1

        S. 7506                             2
 
     1  ordered by a health care provider legally authorized to prescribe  under
     2  title eight of the education law.
     3    (2) Such coverage may be subject to annual deductibles and coinsurance
     4  as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent and as are consistent
     5  with those established for other benefits within a given contract.
     6    §  4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     7  ing the date on which it shall have become a  law  and  shall  apply  to
     8  policies issued, reissued, renewed, modified or amended on or after such
     9  date.
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