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RWV-NY Outreach Team Helps LGBT Individuals Get the Insurance and Care They Need

Posted June, 24 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Caroline Davidson, LGBT Outreach Intern for Raising Women’s Voices-NY. LGBT health coverage and care have improved in recent years, but a surprising number of individuals still are unaware or unsure of how to apply for coverage. Once insured, LGBT people can have trouble finding LGBT-competent providers, and can encounter other roadblocks and […]

Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators to Keep SHIP Funding

Posted June, 23 2016 by Taylor Frazier

The Senate Appropriations Committee FY 2017 Bill seeks to eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). SHIPs’ mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through outreach, counseling, and training to make informed Medicare-related health insurance decisions. In 2015, more than 7 million Medicare beneficiaries received help […]

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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Attention New Yorkers with Medicare and Medicaid: Would You Like To Share Your Experiences with the New Managed-Care Plans?

Posted June, 14 2016 by carrie

Guest blog by Emily Balkan, Policy and Client Services Associate at the Medicare Rights Center. Do you or a loved one have Medicare and Medicaid and long-term care needs? If so, you may have recently experienced a change to the way you receive your coverage. If the way you receive Medicare and Medicaid, including long-term care or personal care services, has […]