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Eric R. Dinallo   Superintendent of Insurance  25 Beaver Street  New York, N.Y. 10004

ISSUED10/06/2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY: INSURANCE AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS HOLDING ALBANY JOINT HEARING OCTOBER 7 ON OUT-OF-NETWORK INSURANCE COVERAGE

In response to complaints from consumers who did everything they could to use in-network doctors, but nonetheless received surprise bills from specialists whom the consumers did not know were out-of-network, the Insurance Department will hold a public hearing with the Department of Health. The hearing is designed to get the views of all interested parties on multiple issues surrounding this problem, including disclosure, referrals and emergency services.

WHERE: Empire State Plaza
Meeting Room 1
Albany, NY

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 7. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

WEBCAST: The hearing will be webcast live at www.totalwebcasting.com/live/nysins.

Press Contacts:
Insurance Department, David Neustadt, 212-480-5265
Health Department, Claudia Hutton, 518-474-7354 ext. 1

 

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