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 […]

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 […]

Health Care Champions Challenge the Status Quo

Posted March, 4 2009 by arianne

On February 27, 2009 the Community Service Society of New York (“CSS”) hosted a roundtable “Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Coverage & Outcomes in Public Insurance Programs.” This event brought together-by invite only-experts from the public and private sectors to review evidence and discuss concrete policy approaches to reducing racial and ethnic […]