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Spring has sprung for surprise bills protections

Posted April, 1 2015 by Amanda

Today is the day that New York’s new surprise bills protection law went into effect! The new Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law will hold New Yorkers harmless from medical bills that result from the unexpected use of “out-of-network” providers. HCFANY worked closely with consumer groups, including Consumers Union, American Cancer Society and AARP, and New York’s Department of Financial Services […]

New Advocacy Tools from HCFANY!

Posted February, 27 2015 by Amanda

Need some new tools for your advocacy toolbox? Take a look at these new resources on the HCFANY website! The Legislative Session is in full swing, so now is the time to get up to speed on the top health care priorities for New York consumers! We recently released two issue briefs about HCFANY’s policy agenda. The […]

Victory! NY takes steps to protect transgender New Yorkers

Posted December, 12 2014 by Amanda

It’s been a good week for health equity in New York! Yesterday, New York State’s Department of Financial Services sent guidance to all commercial insurers in the state barring denials of medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is a condition when a person’s identity at birth is different than who they know themselves to be […]

Talkin’ bout insurance rates

Posted August, 19 2014 by Amanda

The New York State Department of Financial Services is currently reviewing insurance companies’ rates for the coming year, 2015. Overall this year, 11 insurers asked for rate increases and four asked for decreases. You can read insurer rate applications here. Members of the public have the chance to comment on the rates. HCFANY recently submitted seven […]