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2019 Premiums Will Increase 8.6% on Average – Less Than Half of Insurers’ Original Requests

Posted August, 6 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Premiums will go up for most individual market plans in 2019 – but the average increase is only 8.6 percent, the lowest in three years (read our comments on the individual market applications here). Premiums for small group plans will only go up by 3.8 percent on average. In New York, insurers have to get […]

Rate Review Comments Due Sunday – Check Out Ours!

Posted June, 28 2018 by Amanda Dunker

In a recent blog post, we explained how New Yorkers can comment on the rates their insurers have requested for 2019. You can read that blog post here. The deadline for submitting comments is Sunday, July 1 so there isn’t very much time left. Comments can be submitted electronically here. And you can find our […]

Action Alert: HCFANY Calls on NYS to Investigate Market Stabilization Options

Posted June, 4 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, encourages consumers and consumer advocates to weigh in on health insurance rate proposals for 2019. On June 1, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the carriers’ rate proposals. The insurance carriers claim that […]

CBO Reports Ending Cost Sharing Subsidies Would Increase Unisurance and Disruption Through 2020

Posted August, 18 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Earlier this week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on the effects of ending the Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs), which help make out of pocket costs more affordable for consumers with incomes between 100 and 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. In New York, the CSRs also provide funding for the […]