New Contraceptive Regulations Announced by Governor Cuomo

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of actions to firmly secure access to reproductive rights in New York State. Through regulatory action, the State will ensure that contraceptive drugs and devices are covered by commercial health insurance policies without co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles regardless of the future of the Affordable Care Act; contraceptives […]

You Have Extra Time to Sign Up for Obamacare Plans

Americans who couldn’t enroll in federal Obamacare insurance plans over the weekend because of computer glitches or long waits will now have until next Sunday to sign up, federal officials announced early Monday. “We are pleased that the vast majority of consumers were able to apply and pick a plan through or its call […]

Health Insurance and Medicaid Enrollments High

About two million New Yorkers have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with three out of every four of them poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, according to figures released Wednesday by the Cuomo administration. While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo heralded the overall numbers as a sign of the success of the […]

Governor Cuomo’s New Tax on Health-Insurance Policies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new budget includes a nearly $69 million tax on health-insurance policies to pay for the administrative costs of continuing New York’s ObamaCare health exchange, The Post has learned. The levy is intended to make up for federal funds no longer available to the states as of this year. Adding up to about […]

Alert: Winter Storm Juno Safety Tips

With winter storm Juno quickly approaching, take note of the following Red Cross Safety Tips for the inclement weather. •Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing •Water: Have on hand at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day •Food: Have on […]

Premium Increases on Plans Have Slowed, But Employees’ Are Paying More

In New York, premiums for employer-sponsored family plans have slowed since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, but premiums and deductibles now eat up a larger share of employees’ incomes, according to a Commonwealth Fund report released Thursday. Premiums for family coverage in the state grew 6% annually from 2010 to 2013, down from […]