2012 Assessments Under the New York Health Care Reform Act

Covered lives assessments under the New York Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) that are determined by county of residence will be higher in 2012 than in 2011 for both individuals and families in all eight State regions. The percentage increases range from just under 1 percent to more than
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State Health Care Reform Update

from Spencer’s Benefits Reports: For the last few years, states have been leading the way toward more comprehensive health care coverage to ensure that more people have or can obtain health insurance. With the passage of federal health care reform, states will have increasing responsi
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Cuomo signs NY autism treatment insurance bill .

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York soon will require insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, which will increase premiums for all individuals and businesses. Supporters say the new law will include routine toddler screenings, behavioral health treatmen
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New York autism mandate follows national trend

New York insurance companies that were not covering the screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders will now be mandated to do so effective Nov. 1, 2012. New York is the 29th state to pass some version of Ryan’s Law, a bill that started in South Carolina in
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