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Insurance Coverage Loophole

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Insurance Coverage Loophole

February 10, 2014

ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- Governor Cuomo says thousands of New Yorkers who had enrollment problems after signing up for health insurance with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield will get three weeks of free health insurance coverage.
     Empire has agreed to provide three weeks of free coverage to consumers who enrolled through NYSOH and paid for coverage for the month of January, but did not receive care during that period.
     This comes after complaints about Empire sending out member ID cards late, failing to send out bills on time and other issues.
     About 15,000 to 20,000 thousand Empire consumers are expected to receive this relief.