NY & NJ Consumer Health Insurance “Hot Topics”

Please review the “Hot Topics” that the New York and New Jersey Departments of Insurance have released.

New York

NYS Age 29 Dependent Coverage Extension

COBRA and Premium Assistance-Information Index

Unemployment Health Insurance Options

New Jersey

Health Insurance Scams

Limits on Benefits under NJ Health Benefit Plans

COBRA and NJ Continuation

Obama No Single Payor Health Care System

On September 15, 2008 Staten Island University Hospital agreed to return $88.9 million that prosecutors say it fraudulently obtained from government health insurance programs, one of the largest settlements of such a claim ever paid by a single hospital.  This is the fraud that will continue under a single payor health care delivery system. 


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