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New York Rising

Posted January, 10 2013 by arianne

Governor Cuomo gave his annual State of the State address yesterday, and we at HCFANY were generally pleased to see the inclusion of the state’s health benefit Exchange in the Governor’s progressive agenda. Much of the speech focused on the state’s economic revitalization, and we believe that a consumer-friendly Exchange will do much to further […]

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Prior approval law saves New Yorkers $500 million

Posted January, 7 2013 by arianne

A press release issued by Governor Cuomo’s office yesterday announced that New Yorkers will save over $500 million on health insurance premiums this year thanks to the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) utilization of the State’s prior approval law.  As you may remember, New York’s 2010 prior approval law allows DFS officials to review insurance […]

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Register Today for the HCFANY Annual Meeting!

Posted January, 4 2013 by arianne

Yes, it’s a a new year and that means its time for the HCFANY annual meeting! Join us on January 17, 2013 in Albany to celebrate our success over the past year and strategize how, together, we can work with New York State to develop a Health Insurance Exchange that will achieve our long-term goal of quality, […]

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Blindsided by Bills

Posted November, 20 2012 by arianne

Connor is a 68-year-old Westchester resident with heart problems, insured in a preferred provider organization (PPO). He had a stent put in last year, and when he was experiencing extreme shortness of breath he rushed to his local in-network hospital. The heart problem was too severe to be treated there, so he was transferred to […]