A08665 Summary:

BILL NOA08665
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06646
 
SPONSORJones
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 244, Eld L
 
Requires the commissioner of health to create an electronic online system for registration into the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program.
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A08665 Actions:

BILL NOA08665
 
10/23/2019referred to aging
01/08/2020referred to aging
02/25/2020reported referred to ways and means
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A08665 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8665
 
SPONSOR: Jones
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to the powers of the commissioner of health in administering the elderly phar- maceutical insurance coverage program   PURPOSE: To allow those applying for the elderly pharmaceutical insurance cover- age program to do so through an online application   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Elder Law by authorizing the Commissioner of Health to establish and maintain an electronic online system for registering for the elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage program. Section 2 provides an immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program provides seniors with co-payment assistance and Medicare Part D covered prescription drug costs. According to the Department of Health, the EPIC Program helps more than 327,000 seniors. Currently, to apply for the EPIC Program, a person must submit a completed application via fax or postal mail. This legislation allows applicants to continue to apply through these means, but also provides the option for an online application. This bill would update an antiquated application program, allowing for senior citizens to apply online. In a continuously growing technological world, the EPIC Program's application program remains antiquated. Deliv- ering applications via postal mail and fax can be a time consuming and unwieldy process. By giving our seniors the option to apply online, they can receive instant notification and peace of mind that their applica- tions have been delivered and will be processed in a timely manner   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A08665 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8665
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    October 23, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. JONES -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Aging
 
        AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to the powers of the  commis-
          sioner of health in administering the elderly pharmaceutical insurance
          coverage program
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 244 of the elder law, as added  by
     2  section  3-h  of part A of chapter 59 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    4. implementing alternative program improvements for the efficient and
     5  effective operation of the program in accordance with the provisions  of
     6  this  title,  which shall include, but not be limited to, the establish-
     7  ment and maintenance of an electronic  online  system  for  registration
     8  into  the program. The existence of the electronic online system author-
     9  ized by this section  shall  not  require  applicants  to  utilize  such
    10  system;
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13571-03-9
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