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Comments Against Proposed Gag Rule

Posted July 31, 2018 by Amanda Dunker

These comments were submitted on July 31, 2018 in opposition to changes proposed by the Trump Administration to the Title X Family Planning Program. Title X provides vital sexual and reproductive health services to people across the country, including family planning services, cancer screenings, and wellness exams. The proposed rule would restrict information that medical […]

Template: Comments on Centene Fidelis Sale

Posted May 22, 2018 by Amanda Dunker

This Word document can be used as a template for comments on the sale of Fidelis Care to the for-profit Centene. The  comments are due May 23, 2018 through email (fidelis.transaction@ag.ny.gov, subject line “In the Matter of Fidelis”).

Health Insurance Rate Review/Prior Approval Resources

Press Release: NEW YORK CONSUMERS WILL GET A SAY IN HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Albany, NY – Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 170 consumer advocacy organizations, encourages consumers and consumer advocates to weigh in on health insurance rate proposals for 2018.  Yesterday evening, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the companies’ rate proposals that indicated that the requested rate […]

Consumer Rate Comment Templates

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Health insurance companies in New York State must ask for permission from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to change their rates. DFS considers public comments when conducting their review. There are two templates below, one for responding to a proposed increase and one for responding to a proposed decrease. Once you download the template and add […]

Guide to Rate Review, 2018

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Dunker

Insurance companies have to get state approval for their prices each year. In New York, consumer comments are part of the process. This issue brief guides you through the process of commenting on your insurer’s request. This year, insurers are asking for an average 17 percent increase in the individual market, with a range of 4 […]