New York State
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEPARTMENT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON
UNIVERA HEALTHCARE-CNYS PROPOSED RATE INCREASES
The New York State Insurance Department has scheduled a public hearing April 6th in Baldwinsville to consider an application for subscriber rate changes by Univera Healthcare-CNY, Inc.
The hearing will be held:
April 6th in Baldwinsville
Baldwinsville Public Library
33 East Genesee Street
Conference Room 2
COMMUNITY-RATED CONTRACTS AND RIDERS AFFECTED:
Commercial Group Drug Riders
WEIGHTED AVERAGE PERCENTAGE CHANGE REQUESTED:
15% in the Syracuse Region
15% in the Utica Region
62,733 members in the Syracuse Region
8,283 members in the Utica Region
PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2000
Univera Healthcare-CNY submitted an application for a rate adjustment pursuant to Section 4308 (c), which requires the Superintendent of Insurance to make a determination as to whether the proposed rates should be approved as submitted, or if they should be modified or denied. Section 4308 (c) also requires that a public hearing be held to solicit comments from subscribers.
As an aid to the public, the Plan is making available a summary of facts supporting its application available. A copy may be obtained from the Plans office or from the Insurance Department.
A copy of the complete subscriber rate increase application may be examined at the Plans offices at: 8278 Willett Parkway, Baldwinsville, New York 13027 and at the offices of the Insurance Department:
|New York Office
25 Beaver Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
(By Appointment Only)
Agency Building One
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
(By Appointment Only)
Those wishing to speak at the hearing should notify Deborah Greer at (518) 474-4567 at the Insurance Departments Albany office.
Those unable to attend any of the hearings may submit written statements for inclusion in the official record to the Public Affairs & Research Bureau at the Insurance Departments New York City address. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department will provide a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, a qualified reader, etc., at no charge to any covered individual wishing to attend or testify at the hearing when such a request is made at least seven days before the hearing.
COUNTIES AFFECTED: Syracuse Region (all of Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Herkimer, Oneida, Onondaga, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins and portions of Cayuga, Madison and Steuben counties) and Utica Region (portions of Oswego, Herkimer and Madison counties)