Issues: Insurance

Public Hearing on Autism Spectrum Disorder

On October 23, 2009, New York State Senate Committees on Insurance, Health, and Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on the role of health insurance in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disabilities in America.  Accord

September 21, 2009
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Dependent Coverage Extension (Age 29) and COBRA Expansion (36 Months)

The Department of Insurance is updating its web site, daily, to provide information and guidance to help consumers and insurers to understand and implement the new laws.

The web address is: www.ins.state.ny.us

Once on the website, information on both of these laws can be found by scrolling down to the "Hot Topic" section.

August 17, 2009
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Legislation Extending Affordable Health Insurance Coverage to Young Adults Through the Age of 29 is Signed by Governor Paterson

Thursday July 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- As chair of the Insurance Committee, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce legislation (S6030) he sponsored has been signed by Governor Paterson. This legislation improves access to affordable health insurance for young adults between the ages of 19-29.

July 30, 2009
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Historic Managed Care Reform Bill Is Signed into Law by the Governor

Thursday July 30, 2009

(Albany, New York)- New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce legislation (S5472A) which he sponsored has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. This legislation further reforms the way managed care is delivered in New York State, to bring additional parity and fairness between patients, hospitals, physicians, and health plans.

July 30, 2009
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State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

State Senate Extends COBRA Healthcare Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

Tuesday July 21, 2009

July 22, 2009
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State Senate Passes Senator Breslin’s Bill Authorizing Demonstration Program to Make Health Insurance More Affordable

Tuesday  July 21, 2009

(Albany, New York)- State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that legislation he sponsored, Senate bill 4602A, was passed by the New York State Senate last week.  This legislation will provide more affordable health insurance options to independent contractors, part-time workers, temporary workers and other individuals.

July 22, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Agenda

COMMITTEE AGENDA

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair

11:00 AM, Monday, June 8, 2009

Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations.

Eileen Frank, Commissioner of the State Insurance Fund;

 

June 4, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

(Albany, NY)-Today Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D- Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate  passed S.5471 through the Insurance Committee,  legislation that will protect workers who have lost their jobs in today’s economic downturn by ensuring that their health insurance coverage is extended from 18 to 36 months.

June 3, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA Benefits

June 2, 2009

Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA BenefitsExtends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that the New York State Senate passed S5471 through the Insurance Committee. This legislation will protect workers who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn by ensuring that their health insurance coverage is extended from 18 to 36 months.

June 2, 2009
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Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

Senator Neil BreslinChairman of the Senate Insurance CommitteeAndAssemblyman Joseph D. MorelleChairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee

Invite you to a Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

June 2, 20098:00 am – 10:00 amLegislative Office Building Room 711-A

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss next steps for this ground-breaking program just passed by New York’s Legislators!

June 1, 2009
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Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

Senator Neil BreslinChairman of the Senate Insurance CommitteeAndAssemblyman Joseph D. MorelleChairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee

Invite you to a Legislative Breakfast Briefing on the Adirondack Region Medical Home

June 2, 20098:00 am – 10:00 amLegislative Office Building Room 711-A

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss next steps for this ground-breaking program just passed by New York’s Legislators!

June 2, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Senate Expands EPIC Eligibility

More New York Seniors Now Qualify for this Prescription Drug Program

(Albany, NY)—Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced that the New York State Senate passed S.1839 this week.  Senator Krueger co-sponsored this legislation which expands the income eligibility of the EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) program. The bill is currently awaiting action in the Assembly.

May 28, 2009
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals Expands EPIC Eligibility

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.

The bills are:

May 28, 2009
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Senate Passes COBRA Legislation Providing Affordable Access to Healthcare for Those Recently Unemployed as a Result of Economic Downturn

(Albany, NY) – The New York State Senate today passed vital legislation that will protect the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs due to the national economic downturn.

The legislation provides a 65% discount on continuing health insurance coverage for recently unemployed New Yorkers, with funding provided entirely through federal stimulus funding.

March 19, 2009
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March 13, 2009
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