Bill Text: NY A06833 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires dental insurance coverage to be offered to employees that is effective immediately upon the starting date of employment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - referred to governmental employees [A06833 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06833-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            S. 4698                                                  A. 6833
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
                                     March 21, 2019
        IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and
        IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DenDEKKER -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to  requiring  dental
          insurance  coverage to be offered to employees that is effective imme-
          diately upon the starting date of employment
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 160 of the civil service law, as
     2  amended by chapter 414 of the laws  of  1980,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    2.  The  president,  in  his  discretion, is hereby empowered to make,
     5  amend and rescind, from time to time, regulations establishing a  dental
     6  insurance  plan  which  shall  be  a  part  of the health insurance plan
     7  authorized by this article. Such regulations may provide for negotiating
     8  unit, employee and employer participation or nonparticipation, employee,
     9  dependent and retiree eligibility or noneligibility  and  such  contrib-
    10  ution  rates as the president may determine even though such regulations
    11  establish standards which differ from those applicable by law  to  other
    12  parts  of such health insurance plan; provided, however, that such regu-
    13  lations shall require employers to offer dental insurance coverage which
    14  is effective immediately upon the starting date of employment. The pres-
    15  ident is hereby authorized and directed to provide in  such  regulations
    16  for  participation  in  the dental insurance plan by retirees; provided,
    17  however, that the claims experience for  retirees  shall  be  separately
    18  rated  and  premiums established separate from other participants in the
    19  plan and provided further that the full costs of participation  in  such
    20  plan,  including  all administrative costs, shall be borne by such reti-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 4698                             2                            A. 6833
     1  rees. Considering the dental insurance plan as a  whole,  no  regulation
     2  enacted  pursuant  to this subdivision shall provide or permit a benefit
     3  structure inconsistent with the most efficient and  economical  adminis-
     4  tration of such plan.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.