Issues: Insurance

NY Senate Adopts Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

June 18, 2010
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Senate Adopts Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

Ian’s Law Bans Egregious Insurance Practices That Deny Care

June 16, 2010
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6/9/2010; Holding Health Insurers Accountable

Holding Health Insurers Accountable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation (S7000B/Breslin) requires early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.

June 11, 2010
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6/10/2010: Majority Announces Passage of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For NY'ers with Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,

Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.

June 11, 2010
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Breaking Barriers: Majority Announces Passage Of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For New Yorkers With Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

June 10, 2010
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Landmark Legislation Ensuring Children With Autism Receive The Medical Care They Deserve Passed The State Senate

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, requires health insurers to cover early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Breslin Makes Newer Cancer Therapies Available to Patients

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us│518-455-2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority recently passed legislation (S7408A) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that will make more progressive treatments for New Yorkers suffering from cancer available.

June 10, 2010
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Fighting To Ensure Children With Autism Receive The Medical Care They Deserve, Senate Passes Landmark Autism Legislation

Holding Health Insurers Accountable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation (S7000B/Breslin) requires early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year. 

June 9, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation to Ensure Children with Autism Receive the Medical Care They Deserve

Syracuse, NY - Landmark legislation (S7000B), co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D- Oneida), which will end the discriminatory practices by insurance companies against children with autism disorders passed the New York State Senate today.

“Often, families affected by autism are forced to pay for medical treatment on their own without the support of insurance agencies,” said Senator Valesky. “This legislation gives families the ability to rely on their insurance to help alleviate some of that financial impact.”

June 9, 2010
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Senator Breslin Champions Measure To Protect New Yorkers From Out-of-Control Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-As healthcare costs skyrocket and wages remain stagnant, the Senate Democratic Majority continued its efforts on behalf of working families by passing Prior Approval legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, to make health insurance more affordable for individuals, families, and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 7, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to maintain essential services used to support health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while making significant spending reductions to close the state’s budget gap. Additionally, the Senate passed key legislation to make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses, and reforms to presidential elections. Maintaining Services & Operations

June 8, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 7, 2010

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to maintain essential services used to support health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while making significant spending reductions to close the state’s budget gap. Additionally, the Senate passed key legislation to make health insurance more affordable for individuals and small businesses, and reforms to presidential elections. Maintaining Services & Operations

June 8, 2010
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Senate Majority Protects New Yorkers From Out-of-Control Health Insurance Premium Rates

Insurance Companies will be Requiredto Receive Prior Approval Before Raising Premium Rates

June 7, 2010
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Senator Breslin Working to Improve Quality of Life for People in Need of Dialysis Treatment

For Immediate Release: Friday June 4th, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│518-455-2225│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us(Albany, NY)-Legislation (S1803-c) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that would allow people who receive dialysis treatments to receive their treatment outside of their insurance provider network in certain circumstances passed the Senate.

June 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, June 7, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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FIGHTING AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Increase Penalties for Criminals who Forge Auto Insurance Cards

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the NYS Senate passed his legislation to impose tougher penalties on those who commit auto insurance fraud, helping to keep down insurance premium costs for those who properly insure their vehicles.

 

June 3, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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