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SENATE PASSES BILL ENABLING COVERAGE FOR ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY

    The New York State Senate passed a bill to potentially save chemotherapy patients thousands of dollars in pharmaceutical costs by ensuring  that chemotherapy treatment, no matter how administered, is covered equally by insurance companies. The bill (S.3988), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island), would help patients by enabling oral chemotherapy – a treatment in pill form - to be covered by insurance as a chemotherapy treatment. “There is absolutely no reason why life-saving medicines should be covered differently simply because of the way they are administered,” said Senator Lanza. “This bill is about keeping up with the times and the changing face of medicine.”

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SENATE PASSES BILL TO FACILITATE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

    The New York State Senate today passed legislation to provide stronger preventative health care for women.  The bill (S.1883A), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), requires insurance companies to cover the cost of supplemental screening for women who have dense breast tissue or who are at greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLSNew Consumer Protections Would Help Control Unexpected And Costly Medical Charges    The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce costly and unexpected medical charges to health insurance consumers. The bill (S7745) establishes consumer protections to prevent surprise medical bills and ensures consumers have adequate access to necessary services.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO URGES NEW YORKERS TO ACT NOW TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ADEQUATELY INSURED AGAINST STORM LOSSES

Homeowners Should Review Their Insurance Coverage, Make Needed Adjustments and Understand How Deductibles WorkGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged homeowners to take steps now to protect their homes in the event New York is hit by any of the nine to 15 storms the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. As many as three of those storms are predicted by NOAA to strengthen to hurricane force with top winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. Hurricane season extends through November 30.

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Important Information From FEMA Regarding Changes In The Flood Insurance Program

Please see the attachment below for important information from FEMA regarding changes in the Flood Insurance Program and preliminary considerations for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. 

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO EXPEDITE SANDY-RELATED INSURANCE CLAIMS AND LAUNCHES ONLINE REPORT CARD SYSTEM FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES

DFS to Publish Online Report Cards Detailing Each Insurance Company’s Performance New Rules Will Significantly Cut Time Allowed to Investigate Claims, Put More Adjusters in the Field to Help HomeownersAfter meeting with top insurance company executives this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of measures to expedite the payment of claims for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy and launched a new online report card system, www.NYInsure.ny.gov, to hold insurance companies accountable.

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