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Pride Month Outreach to Uninsured LGBT People

Posted June, 23 2015 by Hannah Lupien

High rates of un-insurance among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have finally started to drop because of the affordable, nondiscriminatory health coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The LGBT uninsured rate fell from 24.2 percent to under 18 percent in the first year of operation of ACA health marketplaces, […]

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Action Alert: Stop the New York State Legislature from Weakening the State’s “Prior Approval” Health Insurance Rate Review System

Posted June, 16 2015 by Hannah Lupien

  As the 2015 state legislative session draws to a close this week, a troublesome “rate review”/”prior approval” bill has come up last minute and appears to be moving. The bill would weaken New York’s landmark prior approval system where state regulators review and revise health insurance annual premium rate increases. See HCFANY’s statement of […]

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You can weigh in on next year’s health insurance premiums!

Posted June, 5 2015 by Hannah Lupien

  New York’s Prior Approval law protects consumers Each year health insurance companies in New York submit applications to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that explain their requests to raise, lower, or maintain the premiums they charge consumers for health insurance coverage. Thanks to a strong state law, New York’s DFS can reduce rate […]

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It’s here: the 2016 NY State of Health Plan Invitation!

Posted April, 17 2015 by Amanda

Breaking news on this Friday afternoon: the NY State of Health just posted its 2016 Plan Invitation! This is the document that includes requirements for insurers to be certified and re-certified to participate on the Marketplace for the 2016 plan year. This year, in addition to requirements for Qualified Health Plans and Stand-alone Dental Plans, the Invitation […]