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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 26:  The Congressional Budget Office made copies of its Budget and Economic Outlook for FY 2010 to 2020 available to reporters and the public January 26, 2010 in Washington, DC. The CBO's latest estimates see a $1.35 trillion deficit for the current budget year, dropping to $980 billion next year only if a host of tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush are allowed to expire at the end of the year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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 […]

Rate Review Reduces Premium Increases in New York

Posted August, 5 2016 by Amanda Dunker

Premiums in New York will increase this year for people buying plans in the individual and small group markets. But thanks to our public rate review process, the increases are smaller than what carriers requested. Carriers asked the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to approve an average 18 percent increase (learn more about rate review […]

HCFANY Rate Review Letters Available!

Posted June, 22 2016 by Amanda Dunker

Last month, we told you about the rate review process, which happens every year when health insurance companies submit requests for rate increase or decreases to the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). New York’s carriers were asking for some pretty big increases this year – about 18 percent on average across the individual and […]

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HCFANY Spring Meeting 2016 Recap

Posted June, 10 2016 by carrie

On Tuesday, June 7, nearly 70 HCFANY members from across the state gathered in Albany for the annual Spring Membership Meeting to exchange ideas, share experiences, and strengthen our current initiatives. Many thanks to all who joined us! We heard updates from our members on outcomes from the most recent budget session, improving patient access to […]