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Timelines and Events



September 7, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Utilizing the Exchange to Decrease Health Disparities

This meeting will be shown via live webcast from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Viewers can watch this meeting live on this page. (The archived video will also be available after the meeting on this page.)

August 2, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Milliman Study of Essential Health Benefits

May 11, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Wakely Consulting Group Study on Risk Adjustment and Reinsurance Programs

March 22, 2012 Essential Health Benefits Stakeholder Conference Call

In this conference call our consultants from Milliman, Inc. reviewed the federal guidance on essential health benefits, state options for selecting a benchmark plan, and their approach to analyzing this issue for New York. The presentation from this call is available here (PDF).

March 14, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Wakely Consulting Group Study on the Role of Third Party Assistors

February 16, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Wakely Consulting Group Overview of Business Operations Blueprint

2012 Academy Health Conference

On February 13, 2012, Danielle Holahan presented at Academy Health's "National Health Policy Conference" held in Washington, D.C. Danielle participated in the "Update on Insurance Exchanges" panel with Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Kim Holland, and Community Catalyst's Christine Barber, and provided an update on New York's Exchange planning work. Her presentation is available here.

February 2, 2012 Exchange Stakeholder Meeting: Urban Institute Health Reform Simulation Modeling Results

Consultation with Native American Tribal Governments

On August 18, 2011, State representatives attended a training hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Indian Health Service to meet with representatives from New York's Native American Tribal governments to discuss the Health Insurance Exchange. The presentation from this meeting is available here.

Public Forums on the Establishment of a Health Insurance Exchange in New York State

New Yorkers were invited to a series of public forums to present their ideas on the design of New York's Health Insurance Exchange. Stakeholders including health care consumers, administrators, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, insurers, producers, businesses, unions, academics, and the general public were invited to participate in this series of public forums. The following Exchange design options were highlighted as issues of interest prior to the forums:

  • Should there be one statewide Exchange with adjustments for different regional conditions or do we need separate regional Exchanges?
  • Should there be one combined Exchange for individuals and small businesses or separate Exchanges for each group?
  • In determining premium cost, should the individual and small group markets be combined, spreading cost and risk over both groups?
  • Should small businesses with more than 50 employees be allowed to participate?
  • How many different plans should be offered so that consumers have real understandable choices that allow them to make informed choices? Are too many choices bad for consumers?
  • How do we avoid having all sick people grouped in an expensive plan and healthy ones in another?
  • How do we best use the marketing power of the Exchange as a whole to reduce costs?

The following public forums were held:

Date City Location Start Time Testimonies Presented
May 16 Albany Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ballrooms C & D 10:00am-2:00pm Albany Testimonies
May 17 Syracuse Everson Museum of Art, Hosmer Auditorium 1:00-5:00 pm Syracuse Testimonies
May 18 New York City Baruch College, Vertical Campus Conference Center 10:00am-2:00pm New York City Testimonies
May 19 Rochester Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus, Building 4 Theater 2:00-5:30pm Rochester Testimonies
May 23 Listen to the audio recording (MP3, 12MB) Call-In Forum 12:30-3:30pm Call-In Testimonies

The PowerPoint presentation used at each forum is available here.

April 21, 2011 Meeting

Health Insurance Exchange Options: Stakeholder Discussion

July 15, 2010 Webcast

12:30 PM - Experts from the New York State Departments of Health and Financial Services answered questions on health care reform in a WRGB CBS 6 live webcast.