HCFANY Honors Troy Oechsner with Consumer Health Care Leadership Award

Posted December, 2 2010 by arianne

Neither snow, nor rain, nor hurricane-force winds, nor gloom of night stayed HCFANY members and fellow stakeholders from attending yesterday’s annual meeting in Albany.   The meeting kicked-off our annual legislative agenda by setting forth the priorities for the coming year, laying out the tasks at hand, and brainstorming strategies for achieving our goals. The highlight […]

Don’t Forget to RSVP for HCFANY’s Annual Meeting!

Posted November, 23 2010 by arianne

2010 has been a year of great progress in the fight for health care justice! Now that we have a new governor, it’s time to plan for implementing the Affordable Care Act here in New York, albeit during a time of budget challenges.  Join us on December 1st as we map out how to keep […]

Prior Approval is Working!

Posted October, 21 2010 by arianne

The NYS Department of Insurance  announced today their first set of decisions on health insurance rate increases since prior approval was reinstated earlier this year.  Under prior approval, health insurers cannot raise their rates without first getting approval from the Insurance Department.  Prior to reinstatement of this law, insurers needed only to file the rates […]

Call Your State Senator Today to Support the reinstatement of Prior approval

Posted June, 7 2010 by arianne

Call Majority Leader Sampson and your State Senator TODAY and tell them you support the reinstatement of “prior approval”– or the Government’s authority to review rate insurance hikes BEFORE they go into effect. Senator Sampson’s number is (518) 455-2788. Call the Senate Switchboard at (518) 455-2800 to be connected to your Senator. Background: This weekend, […]