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Capital Region Outreach and Enrollment Summit Leads to Coordinated Actions

Posted October, 20 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Guest post: Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York   Close to 70 health insurance Navigators and representatives of hospitals, unions, health plans and community groups from the Capital District, the upper Hudson Valley and the North Country assembled on October 8th for the area’s third annual Outreach and Enrollment Summit. They shared […]

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New York State of Health announces plans for 2016

Posted October, 16 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Today the New York State of Health Marketplace announced which health insurance carriers will be offering plans on the Marketplace for 2016. This encompasses Qualified Health Plans for both individuals and small businesses, the new Essential Plan, and stand-alone dental plans. The 200,000 individuals who hold policies with Health Republic will have to go shopping […]

If you're a New Yorker shopping for health insurance on the state's exchange, you won't be able to find a health plan with out-of-network coverage unless you live around Albany or in the far western part of the state

Over half of uninsured New Yorkers are eligible for health coverage assistance

Posted October, 14 2015 by Hannah Lupien

A report released this week by Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 58% of uninsured New Yorkers are eligible for free or subsidized health coverage. The majority of them – 548,000 people – are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid. There are several reasons why people who are eligible for Medicaid have not enrolled: some do […]

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Outreach and Enrollment Summits 2015: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Posted September, 11 2015 by Hannah Lupien

The third open enrollment period for the New York State of Health begins on November 1, 2015, and the Healthcare Education Project and HCFANY member organizations are already busy preparing. Building on two successful years of enrollment summits, this year’s 8 regional summits will continue to bring together stakeholders and community leaders to develop coordinated […]