Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Insurance

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.


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.

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.

Ian' law

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes “Ian’s Law,” Curbing Insurance Industry Abuses

Stops insurers from discontinuing entire classes of policies

as pretext to dropping coverage


Foreclosure Prevention

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 8, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | | (518) 455-3531

Senate Moves To Empower Homeowners Facing ForeclosureLaw penalizes lenders who fail to engage in good-faithforeclosure settlement negotiations

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) along with the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7798A) empowering homeowners facing foreclosure to take action when lenders fail to meet their obligation of entering into good-faith settlement negotiations at “settlement conferences.”


Condo Tax Abatement Disclosure

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Enhances Protections for Condo Owners, Extends Transparency in Tax Abatement Process


Asbestos Removal

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Aims to Help Homeowners Save on Asbestos Removal

Legislation will lower building renovation costs, help families stay healthy