NY Gets a Boost for Consumer Assistance Programs

Posted October, 19 2010 by arianne

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that New York is scheduled to receive an additional $1.76 million in federal funds to support programs which help consumers get, use, or dispute health insurance benefits.  The funds are part of the $30 million allocated to state consumer assistance programs under the new health reform law.

New York’s State Department of Health (SDOH) is one of 35 entities who applied for and were awarded funds today.   The money will go towards building capacity and expertise for community-based consumer assistance services for New Yorkers who need help utilizing the state’s complex health insurance system.  Kudos to the SDOH for stepping up to bring in these much-needed resources! 

To read the HHS press release on the grant awards, click here.