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New York Health Insurance Enforcement and Consumer Protections Grant Award

Cycle I Grant Application Summary

New York Grantee: New York State Department of Financial Services

Award Date: October 31, 2016

Total Award: $1,244,446.34

Baseline Award: $476,998

Selected Market Reforms Amount: $240,000

Workload Award Amount: $527,448.34

Section 2726 - The New York State Department of Financial Services will review its processes for both the review of forms and market conduct examinations. The Department of Financial Services will create or update internal manuals, internal and external checklists and other materials used to evaluate compliance and will update relevant documents to reflect best practices and conduct a training program aimed at improving the staff of examiners’ expertise in mental health and substance use disorder benefit parity. Training will be used to also improve the overall expertise of examiners conducting market conduct examinations, specifically bolstering the ability of these examiners to identify enterprise-wide issues with parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.