Ain’t no mountain high enough…

Posted August, 21 2012 by arianne

Health insurance plans are now posting as much as 300-500 pages worth of documents, spreadsheets, actuarial data, and other information on the Department of Financial Services (DFS) website as justification for this year’s proposed premium rate increases. It has been quite the endeavor to sift through all of this and make heads or tails of it, much […]

Oh the humanity!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again…

Posted July, 25 2012 by arianne

That’s right – its health insurance rate review time! This means that our health insurance plans are now diligently submitting their proposed rate increases to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for approval.  Some of you may have already received a letter from your health plan letting you know that they plan to “adjust” your […]


We’re saving money on insurance premiums? Is it April Fools Day?

Posted March, 22 2012 by arianne

Nope, it’s the ACA’s birthday.  And the ACA has already brought big savings to New York consumers, with more on the way. As HCFANY blog readers know, New York State re-instated prior approval of health insurance premium increases in 2010, before the ACA passed. But the ACA has provided funding – including a $4.4 million […]

Help is on the way.  Just not yet.

Say it ain’t so!

Posted February, 28 2012 by arianne

Yesterday, the NYS Senate released a letter written by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) responding to Senate Minority Leader John Sampson’s (D) request that the Senate bring health insurance exchange legislation on to the floor. Last year, New York’s exchange bill passed in the House, but never came to a vote in the Senate.  At the time, Skelos had said […]