Issues: Insurance

Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, May 24, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS QUALIFY FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE

   5/19/10

Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced that legislation (S.5111) he cosponsored to help men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies  qualify for more affordable health insurance has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.  Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2010 allows any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

May 19, 2010
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Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers Now Qualify for More Affordable Health Insurance

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2010

Evan Schneider | 518.455.2225 | eschneid@senate.state.ny.us

(Albany, NY)-Legislation (S5111), sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, which recognizes and rewards men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies by permitting any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, May 3, 2010 Room 124 CAP

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May 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Seward Unveils New York Health Care Freedom Act

ALBANY, 04/14/10 – In an effort to protect health care options in New York, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today proposed a state constitutional amendment that would permit New York residents to opt out of the federally mandated requirement to purchase health insurance.

April 14, 2010
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Senate Republican Medicaid Task Force Issues Report

Medicaid continues to be the fastest growing part of state and county budgets. New York spends more than $52 billion annually, 70% more than the national average. Additionally, more than one in five New Yorkers are on the Medicaid rolls. The sweeping policy recommendations of the Task Force will empower county executives and district attorneys to boost their local Medicaid fraud efforts, combat waste and abuse within the system and save taxpayers as much as $500 million this year. The Senate Republican Task Force recommends:

March 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, March 22, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, March 8, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Op-Ed: State needs to confront autism epidemic

Autism is now recognized as a medical condition requiring treatment and health insurance coverage, but there is no such coverage.

February 14, 2010
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Breslin Bill Qualifies Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers for More Affordable Health Insurance

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2010

Evan  Schneider | 518.455.2225 | eschneid@senate.state.ny.us

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S5111) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, which recognizes and rewards men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies by permitting any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

February 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, February 8, 2010 Room 123 CAP

February 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Insurance Committee On No Fault Fraud

Committed to identifying the causes and solutions of insurance fraud, Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Insurance, will be holding a hearing on Thursday, February 4th in Albany to explore the cost of fraud to the state’s no-fault system. New York’s auto insurers have seen their typical no-fault payment for the medical care of accident victims rise from $5,500 in 2004 to $9,000 per claim in 2009.  Experts estimate that each individual’s automobile insurance premium contributes to this insurance fraud. 

February 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Insurance Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform

Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair of the Committee on Insurance along with Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair of the Committee on Health and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman, Chair of the Committee on Codes will hold a hearing to explore the fundamental causes of high medical malpractice costs and potential solutions.  

November 30, 2009
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