New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED 4/21/2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE VISITS ROCHESTER ON APRIL 22ND TO HIGHLIGHT HEALTHY NY
Statewide Tour to Promote New Healthy NY - Next Stop Rochester

        Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio will be in Rochester on Thursday April 22, 2004 at the University of Rochester Medical Center as part of a statewide tour to announce recent changes to Healthy NY – an important health insurance option for area businesses and working individuals.

        The press conference will take place at University of Rochester Medical Center, Jay H. Stein Board Room, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 at 12 pm on April 22nd.

        Superintendent of Insurance will be joined by Sandra Parker, President of the Rochester Business Alliance; Raymond J. Mayewski, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Services at University of Rochester Medical Center; Robert Panzer, MD, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Services to University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Medical Hospital; and area business owners to discuss important changes to Healthy NY - an important, high-quality health insurance option for individuals in Monroe and its surrounding counties. The Superintendent of Insurance will be available after the press conference to answer questions.

        The visit to Rochester follows stops in stops in Albany, Poughkeepsie, Utica, Plattsburgh and Corning as part of a tour of New York State to promote this important health insurance product.

        For additional information on the visit, please contact Terri Marchon at the Insurance Department at 212-480-5262.


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