Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'insurance'

"Decade of Decline" - NYS Health Foundation Releases Report on Employer Insurance Coverage

From the NYS Health Foundation website: This NYSHealth-supported survey of more than 800 public and private employers, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago between late 2009 and early 2010, reveals trends in New York State over time and...

NY's Guaranteed Issue Law Scrutinized in CA

Noam Levey of the LA Times takes a look at New York's guaranteed issue law: Two decades ago, New York passed a law requiring insurers to accept all applicants, even those with preexisting conditions. . . . But two decades...

Selling Insurance Across State Lines

Kaiser Health News takes a look at a topic bubbling up in the muted but still ongoing health insurance reform debate: With health care legislation stalled, Republicans are touting their own remedies, including allowing Americans to buy health coverage across...

Michelle's Law

Michelle's Law seeks to extend coverage to students on medical leaves of absence

Insurance Department Delays Malpractice Premium Update

The Business Review in Albany covers the delay of the excess medical malpractice insurance premiums for '08-'09: The New York State Insurance Department has postponed the setting of new medical malpractice insurance rates, originally scheduled for July 1. Superintendent of...

Opposite-sex Domestic Partners May be Treated Differently From Same-sex Domestic Partners in Insurance Offerings

So says the Insurance Department's General Counsel: There is nothing in the Insurance Law or the regulations promulgated thereunder that mandate [sic] that an insurer provide domestic partner coverage at all. In addition, nothing in the Insurance Law or the...

Assemblyman Gottfried Introduces Universal Health Care Proposal

On December 5, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) proposed that New York create New York Health Plus, a publicly funded health insurance program that would cover every New Yorker. Assemblyman Gottfried, who chairs the Assembly Health Committee, envisions that New York...

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