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Getting ready for rate review

Posted July, 3 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Kyle Brittingham, Director of Small Business Assistance Program, Community Service Society of New York Yesterday the Department of Financial Services posted insurance rate applications on their website. These are applications that insurers submit to request a change in their rates as part of New York’s rate review or “prior approval” process. What […]

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New issue brief on patient confidentiality in New York

Posted June, 11 2014 by Amanda

Patient confidentiality is a cornerstone of health care. But, how do insurance companies protect patient confidentiality in communications with policy holders and members, particularly when it comes to sensitive health care services? Insurance companies often use an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) to communicate with policy holders to explain payments for health care services.  But, what what if […]

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Advocates Gather in Albany for Final Budget Push

Posted March, 25 2014 by Amanda

  HCFANY steering committee members Mark Hannay of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign and Heidi Sigfried of New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage “speak-out” to stop surprise medical bills by sharing consumer stories Yesterday, HCFANY members joined advocates from Medicaid Matters New York and New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage to make […]

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Hooray!

Posted March, 21 2013 by arianne

While we haven’t seen all the fine print, HCFANY is delighted to report that this year’s budget deal includes important protections for New York’s health insurance consumers.  The new budget deal includes: Co-premium assistance for people between 138-150% of poverty (people with children that are currently eligible for Family Health Plus ).  Those who enroll in the […]