Issues: Insurance

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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Senate Passes Landmark Consumer Protection Legislation

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2009

Kate Powers | kpowers@senate.state.ny.us| 518-455-2225

(Albany, NY) - New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation, which he sponsored, passed the Senate this week. This legislation regulates the growing life settlement market in New York ensuring that, among other things, the medical and financial information of those who enter into a life settlement transaction is protected.

November 17, 2009
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Public Hearing on Medical Malpractice Reform

On December 1st, 2009, the New York State Senate Committees on Insurance, Health and Codes will be holding a public hearing on medical malpractice reform. The purpose of this hearing is to (1) identify the fundamental causes of high medical malpractice costs; (2) explore potential solutions to help create a medical malpractice system that encourages accessible, quality medical care; (3) promote patient safety; (4) treat victims of malpractice fairly; (5) sets reasonable insurance costs for health providers; and (6) promotes a healthy marketplace for medical liability insurers.

November 17, 2009
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Ian's Law Press Conference Highlights

Sen. Schneiderman introduced Ian's Law in the New York State Senate to protect patients from egregious insurance industry practices. Among other things, it makes it illegal for insurers to drop entire classes of insurance as a pretext to deny coverage to individual policyholders.

November 6, 2009
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Sens. Schneiderman and Breslin Introduce Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

Ian’s Law Bans Egregious Insurance Practices That Deny Care To Protect Profits  

November 6, 2009
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