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Amicus Update: New York Governor signs into law anti-subrogation bill

November 15, 2013

Kammy Poff, Amicus Committee Chair
Joseph Willis, Legislative Affairs Committee ChairOn November 13, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York Assembly Bill 7828 whose purpose was to tighten perceived loopholes in NY Gen. Obl. 5-535, which was enacted in 2009 and generally prohibits health insurer subrogation. The unintended consequences of the law appear to jeopardize the subrogation rights of municipalities and short term disability carriers.