The CARE Act Becomes Law

Posted October, 30 2015 by Hannah Lupien

On Monday October 26, Governor Cuomo signed The CARE (Caregiver, Advise, Record, and Enable) Act into law, officially allowing hospital patients to designate a caregiver in their medical records. Hospitals are required to inform the official caregiver when the patient is discharged or transferred to another facility, discuss the care plan, and provide them with […]

The New York State of Health Third Open Enrollment Period Starts Next Week

Posted October, 27 2015 by Hannah Lupien

The time to enroll or renew your coverage on the NY State of Health (NYSOH) Marketplace is just a few days away! Nearly 2.6 million people have enrolled in the Marketplace since its launch in 2013. We can continue to make progress by making sure more New Yorkers get enrolled and those who are covered […]

Capital Region Outreach and Enrollment Summit Leads to Coordinated Actions

Posted October, 20 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Guest post: Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York   Close to 70 health insurance Navigators and representatives of hospitals, unions, health plans and community groups from the Capital District, the upper Hudson Valley and the North Country assembled on October 8th for the area’s third annual Outreach and Enrollment Summit. They shared […]

New York State of Health announces plans for 2016

Posted October, 16 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Today the New York State of Health Marketplace announced which health insurance carriers will be offering plans on the Marketplace for 2016. This encompasses Qualified Health Plans for both individuals and small businesses, the new Essential Plan, and stand-alone dental plans. The 200,000 individuals who hold policies with Health Republic will have to go shopping […]