Getting ready for rate review

Posted July, 3 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Kyle Brittingham, Director of Small Business Assistance Program, Community Service Society of New York Yesterday the Department of Financial Services posted insurance rate applications on their website. These are applications that insurers submit to request a change in their rates as part of New York’s rate review or “prior approval” process. What […]

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision a blow to contraceptive coverage, but New York coverage law still stands

Posted July, 2 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices – NY The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the Hobby Lobby case is a blow to the hard-fought campaign to ensure that women have affordable health insurance coverage for contraception. The court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that family-run corporations like the crafts chain store […]

If you build it – and build it right – they will come

Posted June, 26 2014 by Amanda

We already knew that nearly a million New Yorkers had enrolled through NY State of Health during the first open enrollment period from October 1 to March 31. But now we know more than ever about who they were, where they live, and how they enrolled. That’s thanks to the new enrollment report released yesterday by […]

It’s all about the green

Posted June, 24 2014 by Amanda

Guest post by Yao He, Master’s Student in Public Health, Columbia University Do high premiums discourage enrollment? Or, is a premium of any size a deterrent when it comes to seeking health insurance? How does cost-sharing (deductibles, co-insurance, etc.) play into whether people get the health care services they need? Does income level matter? The […]