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UnitedHealthcare Oxford Client survey
As a valued partner of UnitedHealthcare/Oxford, this is to let you know that UHC/Oxford is issuing online surveys by email this week to a portion of their customer base in both small business and key accounts. They strive to provide the highest level of service to members and as part of this effort, this survey will obtain customer feedback regarding service, products, and network.  The survey should take 10-12 minutes to complete.  Should your clients contact you, please encourage them to complete the survey. Thank you.

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Mark your calendar for one of the 2017 CareConnect Open Enrollment Broker Seminars. Here’s your chance to learn about all of our 2017 updates.

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Convenient access to benefits information - One of our goals for 2016 was to deliver a simpler, more connected experience for your clients and their employees. On January 1st, we launched an educational campaign to improve member interaction  with Aetna’s self-service online tools. Our continual commitment is to provide our members with available resources that will help them manage their health care benefits. And access these resources as soon as they enroll.
 
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Starting in 2017 Oscar will be direct contracting their network, rather than utilizing Magnacare's. The new network will be focused around Sinai, Montefiore, and LIHN, with around 20,000 physicians in total. NYU and Northwell will be out of network effective 1/1.
 
They are making this change for two reasons. First, the direct relationship with the systems will allow Oscar to build out great tools that will improve access to care. This is the core of what they do and these deals will put them in a position to build some very cool new features. Second, it will significantly improve their unit cost structure and help keep premiums stable in the future. A similar email is going out to NY members as well. We encourage you to read the blog (linked in the email) – there are a lot more detail in there.
 
Link to the official broker announcement email is below.
 

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Oxford Handbook - Made Simple

Discover how Oxford plans from UnitedHealthcare can help bring you cost control, convenience, choice and a compelling health plan for your business.

The 2016 direct marketing campaign targeting business decision-makers in Oxford Markets with 4-100 employees is launching mid-July. The campaign is designed to better educate prospects, which may help grow your business with UnitedHealthcare.

Messaging suggests to prospective employers that UnitedHealthcare may have a health insurance plan to meet their business' needs, and includes an offer to obtain additional informational materials.
Prospective businesses may receive one of the following informational materials:

  • Oxford Handbook: Group Health Plans Made Simple

 The campaign includes a prospect "Call-to-Action" including:

  • Contacting their broker
  • Visiting a website
  • Calling a toll-free number
  • Mailing a business reply card

Below is the Oxford Handbook:  Group Health Plans Made Simple for your review.

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July 1, 2016 Prescription Drug Lists for Connecticut Clients - The attached Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs) are effective on July 1, 2016 for Oxford plan members in Connecticut with an Advantage or a  Traditional prescription drug plan, as well as any new Oxford pharmacy benefit business in Connecticut effective on or after July 1, 2016.
 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
"Oxford Health Plans (NY), Inc. (OHP) License Withdrawal, Effective January 1, 2017, Upon Renewal. We have conducted a review of our entire portfolio, which has led us to the decision to exit the commercial market on our Oxford Health Plans (NY), Inc. (OHP) license in 2017. This change will result in withdrawal of our individual and small group OHP New York HMO products and our large group OHP New York POS product. This change will occur on your clients' 2017 renewal date, beginning January 1, 2017. Please work with your affected clients to ensure they have selected a new OHI group plan before their current coverage ends."

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Save your clients money with Benestream. Read Jill's story. When You Work With BeneStream You Don't Just Save Your Clients Money, You Change Their Employees' Lives.
 
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Care Connect releases 4Q Rates - CareConnect has just released their 4th quarter rate card. In addition, the plans and rates will go live on Healthconnect on Friday, June 24th.
 
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VERY IMPORTANT!!! HPNY No longer accepting paper transactions as of 8/1As of 8/1/2016, HealthPass will no longer accept paper transactions. Brokers who would like to continue to use paper applications are required to have them processed by a HealthPass appointed General Agent, or enter all transactions themselves via the HealthPass Online Portal (HOP).
 
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Small Group Employer Win-back Campaign
Starting this week, we will be sending proactive communications and making outbound phone calls to former Oxford small business clients. The goal of this campaign is to educate them on new opportunities that have become  available since they terminated their coverage. It is our intent to work directly with you on any follow-up requests that come to our attention as part of this campaign.
 
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Please find UHC's new 1-100 NYSG New Medical Business Broker Bonus program details below as well as their 2016 4Q Oxford NYSG Rate Sheet.

1-100 NYSG New Medical Business for Small Groups
UnitedHealthcare is offering a bonus to agents in New York who sell new medical plans with up to and including 100 full-time equivalent employees (“small groups”) with effective dates from
June 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016.

•    Agents must sell a combined total of at least 100 enrolled medical employees, and
•    Agents must also sell at least 25 dental employees during the bonus period in order to be eligible for the bonus
•    Only agents permanently located in New York are eligible for the bonus
•    The maximum bonus payable to any agent or agency is $7,500
 

 

 
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UHC Support Available for People Affected by Orlando Shooting - UHC Medical Product Groups  Behavioral Health Benefit - Well-being for work and life.  At times you may feel overwhelmed. Maybe you have a personal or workplace issue that consumes your thoughts. Perhaps you, your child or your spouse is struggling  with stress, depression or addiction. Please review the support available through UHC.
 
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UnitedHealthcare has announced an important webinar where they will provide an update regarding Oxford Health Plans (NY), Inc.
 
Due to high call volume, you are encouraged  to dial in 15 minutes prior to the start time. The call should last 30 minutes. For your convenience, there will hold webinars on two dates. Please select the date and time that work best for your schedule.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10 a.m.

Friday, June 24, 2016
10 a.m.
 
 

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HealthPass - Did you know?  Many comprehensive preventive services are covered under health insurance plans? These services include, but are not limited to: adult physicals, mammograms, colorectal cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, and immunizations — at no cost to the member!

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CareConnect Broker Commission Status Update and Submission Deadline Update

CareConnect knows how important it is for you to be able to access member ID and group numbers before your clients become effectuated. To make sure you have that information when you need it, they changing submission deadlines for all small groups with effective dates of August 1st or later. MORE
 
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UnitedHealthcare Broker Connection - UnitedHealthcare's broker connection dated June 8th, covers information about the IRS Form 1095-B Update; Nondiscrimination Ruling Summary, Zika update and more.
 
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We’ve recently launched a Sales Materials section on our broker page, so you can access all of the sales and marketing materials you need—from rate cards and educational pieces to flyers about our network and wellness program. Find exciting new collateral that may be useful when presenting CareConnect to your clients.
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Upcoming SBC template changes in New York and New Jersey  On April 6, 2016, the Departments of Health and Human Services  (HHS), Labor (DOL) and Treasury have released new Summary of Benefits and Coverage  (SBC) templates, instructions, and Uniform Glossary. The changes include an additional coverage example and  language and terms to improve consumers’ understanding of their health coverage.  The new SBC template will be applicable on the first open enrollment period that begins on/after 4/1/17. For plans/policies that do not use an open enrollment period, the SBC will be applicable beginning on plan years or policy years on/after 4/1/17.
 
 
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TO:Oscar NY Producers
As you know, all New York carriers filed proposed rate increases with the Department of Financial Services last week.  We have been notified by Oscar that they are mailing required notices to members this week. They know you will get questions about this from your clients and they wanted to be sure you get the news first.
 

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New York Rate Filings:  Initial Notices Begin Mailing May 12 to Impacted Groups, Subscribers and Individuals Renewing in 2017. As we have previously communicated, New York law requires health insurance companies to provide notice about rate filings and final adjustments for community-rated products (individual and small group) to affected policy and certificate holders. In compliance with this law, they are mailing notices of rate filings beginning May 12 and they expect to complete this mailing on May 16, 2016.

 

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HealthPass 3Q Rates - Now Available & Quotable on HealthConnect! In addition to the medical plans, ancillary plans are available: dental, vision and Life/ADD/LTD can now be quoted on HealthConnect! For your convenience, they also put together some quick tips on how to run a HealthPass ancillary quote alongside our medical plans.
 
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By now, most carriers have filed their 2017 rate requests with the DFS. Be the first to know about CareConnect's 2017 Rate request with the DFS.  They have just released their requested rate increase for 2017. Please call your FNA Broker to disucss details.
 
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UnitedHealthcare Broker Connection has just been released 4/28/16 - It covers information regarding the new enhanced HSA Product introduced for all UHC New business for June 1,  get information and watch a video on the New Sales Automation Management Broker Sales Tool, and find out how you can earn more with 2016 Specialty Broker Bonus, and much more...