Executive Director at Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. since Mar 2005
Sprenger & Lang, PLLC 2000 - 2001
Connecticut Attorney General's Office 1993 - 1999
Assistant Attorney General
Georgetown University Law Center 1981 - 1984
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
Health care reform, Pearl Jam, James Taylor, my cat.
We know firsthand of what we speak. We were also friends with the late Jennifer Jaff who, through her organization Advocacy for Patients, fought tirelessly with insurance companies on behalf of chronically ill patients who had been denied payments or coverage. Our friend Jennifer imagined a day whe
illness, it's a good idea to have another physician weigh in on your condition and the best course of treatment, regardless of how you feel about your doctor. "I absolutely think a second opinion is warranted," says Jennifer Jaff, executive director of Advocacy for Patients With Chronic Illness Inc.
Date: Feb 27, 2012
Viewpoints: Conservative Legal Path On Health Law; Romney's Plans For Medicare ...
to predict what the needs of patients will be as they seek to purchase insurance through the exchange. ... It's not enough to have good intentions; without real world experience working with consumers, the exchange board members will not anticipate and address consumers' needs (Jennifer Jaff, 11/11).
"My greatest disappointment is the narrowing the scope of external review," said Jennifer Jaff, executive director of Advocacy for Patients With Chronic Illness, a nonprofit group in Farmington, Conn., that handles about 750 health insurance appeals a year. "The regulation imposes a new fuzzy standa
Date: Jun 23, 2011
Preparing for Long-Term Care: Are There Any Good Options?
Consumers also need to pay attention to the fine print when signing up, says Jennifer Jaff, executive director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, which handles many of the appeals that policyholders file against insurers who deny claims. There are myriad options available ranging from daily benefit limits to length of coverage that must be carefully screened and selected before signing on to prevent unexpected surprises down the road. (Read "Wellness: Does Your Doc Kn