Bill Text: NY S01493 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that policies issued in this state that provide coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to a covered person.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO INSURANCE [S01493 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01493-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1493
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- 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 insurance coverage for
          standard fertility preservation  services  made  necessary  by  cancer
          treatment
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
     2  insurance  law  is  amended  by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as
     3  follows:
     4    (C) Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this  state  that
     5  provides  coverage  for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide
     6  coverage for standard fertility preservation services when  a  necessary
     7  cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility
     8  to  a  covered  person.    Coverage under this subparagraph shall not be
     9  subject to any restrictions based upon the age of  the  covered  person.
    10  For the purposes of this subparagraph, "iatrogenic infertility" means an
    11  impairment  of  fertility  by  surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or other
    12  cancer treatment affecting reproductive organs or processes.
    13    § 2. Paragraph 6 of subsection (k) of section 3221  of  the  insurance
    14  law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (E) to read as follows:
    15    (E)  Every group policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state
    16  that provides hospital,  surgical  or  medical  coverage  shall  provide
    17  coverage  for  standard fertility preservation services when a necessary
    18  cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility
    19  to a covered person.   Coverage under this  subparagraph  shall  not  be
    20  subject  to  any  restrictions based upon the age of the covered person.
    21  For the purposes of this subparagraph, "iatrogenic infertility" means an
    22  impairment of fertility by surgery,  radiation,  chemotherapy  or  other
    23  cancer treatment affecting reproductive organs or processes.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05354-01-9

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     1    §  3.  Subsection (s) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as amended
     2  by section 2 of part K of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended  by
     3  adding a new paragraph 5 to read as follows:
     4    (5)  Every contract issued by a medical expense indemnity corporation,
     5  hospital service corporation or health service corporation for  delivery
     6  in this state that provides hospital, surgical or medical coverage shall
     7  provide  coverage  for  standard  fertility preservation services when a
     8  necessary cancer treatment may directly or indirectly  cause  iatrogenic
     9  infertility  to  a covered person.   Coverage under this paragraph shall
    10  not be subject to any restrictions based upon the  age  of  the  covered
    11  person.    For  the purposes of this paragraph, "iatrogenic infertility"
    12  means an impairment of fertility by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy  or
    13  other cancer treatment affecting reproductive organs or processes.
    14    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
    15  policies issued, renewed, altered or modified on or after such date.
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