Governor Cuomo Reminds Surrogates and Parents of Their New Insurance Rights and Protections During Gestational Surrogacy – ny.gov

Governor Cuomo Reminds Surrogates and Parents of Their New Insurance Rights and Protections During Gestational Surrogacy | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Skip to main content February 3, 2021

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Surrogates Have a Right to Obtain Health and Life Insurance Paid For by Parents

Parents Protected from Potential Financial Loss Incurred During Gestational Surrogacy

New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance Letter Reminding Insurers They Must Provide Maternity Care Benefits for Surrogates

Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy was Part of Governor's FY 2021 Enacted Budget anda Major Priority for New York's Council on Women & Girls

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers about new insurance protections and rights for surrogates and parents that will take effect on February 15, 2021. These new insurance protections and rights were part of the Governor'sFY 2021 Enacted Budgetthat legalized gestational surrogacy in New York.

"When we passed legislation lifting the antiquated ban on gestational surrogacy we included the nation's strongest protections for both surrogate mothers and parents alike," Governor Cuomo said."I remind and encourage all New Yorkers to review these new insurance protections and rights as they go through this process."

The new insurance protections and rights enacted under the Governor's FY 2021 Budget include:

Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor and Chair of the New York State Council on Women and Girls, said,"This administration has made it a priority to fight for and secure reproductive health rights for all New Yorkers. As this law takes effect, we remind surrogates and parents to know their rights for peace of mind during the family planning process."

Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent of Financial Services, said,"New York continues to take nation-leading actions to protect all New York families and we remind New York parents and surrogates of their new insurance protections and rights. These are commonsense protections that establish safeguards and set insurance standards for a smooth surrogacy process for all parties."

For a copy of the circular letter to insurers, go to theDFSwebsite.

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