New York health insurance News

New York Legislators Begin Examining Health Republic’s Collapse

Hospitals and doctors told New York senators Wednesday they’ve got $200 million or more in unpaid bills because of last year’s financial failure of the insurance cooperative Health Republic, and they want the state to step in. Other insurers and …

New York Law Expands Health Insurance Enrollment for Pregnancy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation to expand health insurance access to pregnant New Yorkers. The measure, signed by Cuomo on Dec. 22, would permit pregnant women to enroll in the state health insurance exchange at any time …

Sudden Collapse of Health Co-Op in N.Y. Leaves Doctors Owed Millions

The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama’s health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan’s patients. More than 200,000 …

N.Y. Congressman Urges Investigation of State’s Handling of Health Republic

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y., 19th district) formally requested New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli investigate the state Department of Financial Service’s oversight of the failed Health Republic insurance co-op. State and federal regulators decided to close Health Republic, …

N.Y. Authorities Take Additional Steps to Protect Health Republic Customers

New York state authorities say they are taking additional steps meant to protect people covered by Health Republic Insurance as it shuts down. The New York State Department of Financial Services and Department of Health say about 100,000 individual members …

Officials Say Shutdown of Health Republic Insurance of N.Y. Should Accelerate

New York State and federal authorities say the shutdown of Health Republic Insurance of New York should accelerate after they found it is in worse financial shape than they knew when it was ordered to stop writing new policies a …

New York AG Schneiderman, EBSA Agree to Joint Insurer Oversight

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the federal Employee Benefits Security Administration have agreed to share information and address violations of laws covering health insurance offered as worker benefits. They say the five-year memorandum enables them to conduct joint …

New York Regulators to Shut Obamacare Insurer Health Republic

Health Republic Insurance of New York, the Affordable Care Act insurer that got $265 million in U.S. loans, will stop selling policies and eventually cease operations under orders from New York and federal regulators. The insurer will be wound down …

New York AG’s Health Care Bureau Resolved 13K Consumer Complaints Since 2011

The Health Care Bureau in the New York Attorney General’s Office reports investigating and resolving 13,000 consumer complaints and saving or returning $12.5 million to nearly 2,500 New Yorkers since 2011. The report tracks calls to the bureau’s free help …

960K New Yorkers Sign for Insurance Under New Health Law

More than 960,000 New York residents have signed up for insurance under the state’s new health plan marketplace during its first enrollment period. The state issued a report Wednesday detailing how many people enrolled in coverage through the marketplace, part …