New York health insurance News

New York: Health Insurers Must Pay for Maternal Depression Screening

New York state will soon require health insurers to cover depression screening for pregnant women and new mothers. The move follows a recommendation from a federal panel that insurers cover maternal depression screening without a co-pay or deductible. Gov. Andrew …

New York Commences Liquidation Proceeding for Health Republic

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that it has commenced a liquidation proceeding for the failed insurance cooperative Health Republic. The New York State Supreme Court will be supervise the liquidation proceeding, with the DFS superintendent …

New York AG Sues Health Insurer Over Hepatitis C Treatment

New York’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against an Albany-area health insurer that he says broke the law by denying coverage for expensive hepatitis C treatments until patients showed advanced symptoms of the disease such as moderate to severe …

N.Y. Extends Health Insurance Enrollment Period for Domestic Violence Victims

New York is requiring health insurers providing individual coverage through the state health exchange to allow victims of domestic violence or abandonment to enroll at any time. The Department of Financial Services says those enrollments should be available starting Friday …

New York Health Exchange to Enroll 470K in New Low-Cost Option

New York state’s health exchange expects to enroll more than 470,000 New Yorkers in its new low-cost option for coverage this year. Testifying at an Assembly hearing last week, exchange Executive Director Donna Frescatore said New York chose to participate …

New York Study Highlights Avoidable Emergency Room Costs

A New York health insurer’s study shows 10 common conditions like sinus infections and sprains represented more than 2 million visits to hospital emergency rooms statewide and cost about $1.3 billion in 2013. The study says about 90 percent could …

2.8M Enroll in New York’s Health Exchange

The New York Health Exchange says more than 2.8 million people have signed up for Medicaid and low-cost insurance through its 2016 open enrollment that ended Jan. 31. According to state health officials, federal data show the number of uninsured …

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 …