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Tell New York to Lower Insurance Premiums by July 1

Posted June, 27 2022 by Amanda Dunker

Despite reporting record profits during the pandemic, all of New York’s 12 individual market insurance companies plan to increase premiums in 2023.  Costs could increase by a whopping 19 percent on average, meaning New Yorkers would spend a greater share of their budget on health care and less on food, transportation and other necessities – […]

2019 Premiums Will Increase 8.6% on Average – Less Than Half of Insurers’ Original Requests

Posted August, 6 2018 by Amanda Dunker

Premiums will go up for most individual market plans in 2019 – but the average increase is only 8.6 percent, the lowest in three years (read our comments on the individual market applications here). Premiums for small group plans will only go up by 3.8 percent on average. In New York, insurers have to get […]

Rate Review Comments Due Sunday – Check Out Ours!

Posted June, 28 2018 by Amanda Dunker

In a recent blog post, we explained how New Yorkers can comment on the rates their insurers have requested for 2019. You can read that blog post here. The deadline for submitting comments is Sunday, July 1 so there isn’t very much time left. Comments can be submitted electronically here. And you can find our […]

Action Alert: HCFANY Calls on NYS to Investigate Market Stabilization Options

Posted June, 4 2018 by Taylor Frazier

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 2019. On June 1, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) posted a summary of the carriers’ rate proposals. The insurance carriers claim that […]