Bill S2659-2013

Enacts the New York state veteran health insurance act

Enacts the New York State veteran health insurance act.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Apr 16, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Apr 16, 2013
Ayes (12): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Gipson, Sampson
Absent (1): Sanders

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2659 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law and the military law, in relation to the establishment of the New York state veteran health insurance act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York state veteran health insurance act". S 2. Article 17 of the executive law is amended by adding a new section 369 to read as follows: S 369. VETERAN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THE DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ADMINISTRATE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, A NEW YORK STATE VETERAN HEALTH INSUR- ANCE PROGRAM. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE ANY PERSON, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OR THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, AND WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE TRICARE RESERVE SELECT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WITH ANY AND ALL ENROLLMENT FEES, COST SHARING OR CO-PAYMENTS NECESSARY FOR SUCH PERSON TO ENROLL IN AND OBTAIN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY COVERAGE UNDER SUCH PROGRAM. THE PAYMENT OF SUCH FEES, COST SHARING OR CO-PAYMENTS MAY BE PROVIDED, PURSUANT TO REGULATION, EITHER DIRECTLY TO THE TRICARE RESERVE SELECT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, OR ITS AGENTS, OR TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENROLLEE, UPON SUFFICIENT PROOF OF ENROLLMENT. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION, HOWEVER, SHALL REQUIRE THE VETERAN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE PAYMENT FOR PROGRAM DEDUCTIBLES OR FOR THE TWENTY PERCENT NONPLAN MEDICAL PROVIDER CO-PAYMENT, OR THE FIFTEEN PERCENT PLAN MEDICAL PROVIDER CO-PAYMENT. S 3. The military law is amended by adding a new section 246-a to read as follows: S 246-A. VETERAN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THE DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO ADMINISTRATE, IN COOPERATION
WITH THE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, A VETERAN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE ANY PERSON, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OR THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD, AND WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE TRICARE RESERVE SELECT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WITH ANY AND ALL ENROLLMENT FEES, COST SHARING OR CO-PAYMENTS NECESSARY FOR SUCH PERSON TO ENROLL IN AND OBTAIN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY COVERAGE UNDER SUCH PROGRAM. THE PAYMENT OF SUCH FEES, COST SHARING OR CO-PAYMENTS MAY BE PROVIDED, PURSUANT TO REGULATION, EITHER DIRECTLY TO THE TRICARE RESERVE SELECT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, OR ITS AGENTS, OR TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENROLLEE, UPON SUFFICIENT PROOF OF ENROLLMENT. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION, HOWEVER, SHALL REQUIRE THE VETERAN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE PAYMENT FOR PROGRAM DEDUCTIBLES OR FOR THE TWENTY PERCENT NONPLAN MEDICAL PROVIDER CO-PAYMENT, OR THE FIFTEEN PERCENT PLAN MEDICAL PROVIDER CO-PAYMENT. S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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