New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED: 8/5/2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

DEPARTMENT HOSTS HEALTH CARE ROUNDTABLE IN ROCHESTER AREA
Health Insurance Issues to Be Discussed At Area Meeting

          Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio today announced that representatives from the Department will be hosting a Health Care Roundtable for insurers and the industry on August 9th in Pittsford, New York to discuss area health insurance issues. Specifically, community rating’s affect on health insurance rates will be discussed.

          The information session will be held, Friday, August 9th from 12-3 pm at the Delmonte Inn in Pittsford, New York.

          In addition to Department experts, participating in the Roundtable are representatives from the Department of Health, the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York Health Plan Association, the Healthcare Association of New York State, Excellus Health Plan, Preferred Care and the University of Rochester.

          The Department holds Health Care Roundtable Sessions quarterly in an effort to have continued open dialogue between the industry and insurers. Earlier this year, in a Department visit to the Rochester area, meetings with area health insurers and area businesses necessitated an open discussion in Rochester to address area concerns.


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