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New Report Addresses Consumer Protections

Posted October, 24 2012 by arianne

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of consumers will use state-based Health Insurance Exchanges to enroll in coverage—an estimated 1 million will enroll in NY’s Exchange alone.  Adopting a robust system of consumer protections will be pivotal to the success of these Exchanges. A new report from the Community Service Society of NY, featured […]

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Consumers Voices on Health Reform Implementation at HCFANY Roundtables

Posted October, 19 2012 by arianne

Guest Blogger: Maryanne Tomazic, Field Coordinator, Raising Women’s Voices What do consumers, health providers, advocates and community leaders such as clergy know about the New York State Health Benefits Exchange? What suggestions do they have for city, state and federal officials about key aspects of Exchange development, such as outreach to diverse New Yorkers to […]


SafeRx Open for Public Comment

Posted October, 19 2012 by arianne

The “SafeRx” legislation was passed in March 2012 in the New York State budget. This legislation ensures that all chain and mail order pharmacies statewide provide comprehensive translation and interpretation services for limited English proficient New Yorkers. The legislation also requires the Education Department to develop regulations requiring standardized patient-centered data elements. The Department is […]


ACA takes the mystery out of shopping for insurance

Posted October, 9 2012 by arianne

Consumers seeking health coverage are often in the dark about how different plans work, what they cover, and what out-of-pocket costs will be incurred.  Current plan members may find themselves in a similar situation, resulting in surprise bills due to a lack of understanding of their plan’s benefits. A new Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision, […]