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Emblem will be sending an email for brokers to register for EFT for EmblemHealth HMO comission payments. Click the link below to read more on this update. 

 

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Click the link below to read more on some of Empires updates. New York Rate Filings, new clinical review initiative coming soon, and cosmetic dental benefits promote a bright, healthy smile. 

 

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Click the link below to find out how ArmadaCare is still going and still growing in New York in their webinar!

 

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Health care issues are moving faster than ever – not just in New York, but nationally. EmblemHealth is here to help you understand the real story behind single payer, drug pricing changes and surprise billing.  Join Emblem on June 26th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York for a seminar on single payer where they will discuss  what’s likely to happen, who are the key players, and how you can prepare for the challenges ahead.

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The renewal window for July groups will close on 6/20/19. July renewal applications submitted after this date will require a manual process to re-open the window and may subject the entire group to delays of up to 2-3 business days from receipt.

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In June, Empire will launch a new "Welcome to Empire" email Campaign to thank new and returning stand-alone dental and vision plan members for joining or remaining with their family. Click the link below to read more on this.

 

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Choosing a health plan is important for your clients to get right, yet many of them are confused.  In this month's BrokerConnect, listen to UHC's podcast "The Health Plan Edge" where their experts talk with a small business owner to bring clarity and share advice on the topic.  Also, read about tips you can share with your clients for helping their employees control costs & get more information on the launch of their new Preferred Lab Network.

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In case your clients get contacted by Inovalon or Matrix, Empire wants to remind you about their outreach program and how these vendors help.  This outreach helps make sure members get their diagnoses confirmed, coded correctly and updated each year.  Click the link below to learn more about the outreach program so you can inform your clients with employees who have chronic conditions.

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An email was sent out to about 1500 Selling Agents earlier this week asking them to enroll into the Emblem EFT program for their HMO Commissions. Please be aware that this email is legitimate and sent by one of their vendors. Below is a copy of the email sent out.  If you have any quesitons, please reach out to your Emblem representative.

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Why choose EmblemHealth Small Group Plans?  With EmblemHealth, members have access to Neighborhood Care centers, AdvantageCare Physicians, $0 copays on Telemedicine, Acupuncture, three diagnostic PCP visits, and much more! Click below to learn more about the advantages of choosing EmblemHealth for your Small Group clients.

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EmblemHealth is pleased to announce the reinstatement of Stony Brook Hospital back to their Small Group Select Care Network!  Letters will be sent to members informing them that Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and the participating health care professionals at these hospitals, will continue to be part of EmblemHealth’s Select Care Network.  Members may continue to receive care at these hospitals and from the health care professionals in the Select Care Network.  Click below for a copy of the sample letter for reference.

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EmblemHealth has submitted a request for a change in premium rates for small group EmblemHealth plans renewing in 2020. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) must review and approve health plan premium rate increases for community-rated plans. Please read below for the letters Emblem is mailing to subscribers to inform them of the proposed rate increase as well as which plans will be affected.

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As of June 1, 2019, Westchester Medical Center Health Network is no longer an in-network provider with Empire. Click the link below to read more on this update. 

 

 

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Anthem, Inc., announced plans to acquire Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country, which serves more than 36 million individuals across 50 states. Click the link to read more on this announcement. 

 

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New Plans and new rates coming in 2020! Click the link below to read more. 

 

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Healthfirst has submitted a rate change request to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to modify premium rates for its new and renewing Small Group products effective January 1, 2020.  The requested rate reduction is 5%.  Click below for the Broker Alert from Healthfirst.

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August 2019 Kits are now available on your client's site! Hard copies were mailed to brokers and employers on 5/20 and 5/21 respectively.  The electronic renewal kit can be obtained by pulling your group up on the homepage under “Start Here: Manage Groups” and scrolling down to the “View Billing Invoices and Renewal Kits” link.  The HOP is currently open to accept August 2019 renewal applications.

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Get ready for a new day in digital health care support! Imagine a digital health care experience that's personalized to your clients' unique needs. One that knows what they need next, before they even ask. That's the future for Empire members. Click the link to read about this and more in Empire's  Producer Online Newsletter.

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What else does Healthfirst offer to help members stay healthy?

In addition to offering access to preventive, dental, vision, and urgent and emergency care, Healthfirst members are rewarded for being active! With ExerciseRewards™, members can get paid back up to $200 of your membership dues every six months if you visit a qualifying fitness center at least 50 times during the same six-month period. Plus, a covered spouse or domestic partner can get reimbursed, too—up to $100 every six months for going to the fitness center 50 times or more.  To learn more, see flyer or call Healthfirst Member Services at 1-855-789-3668, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm.

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EmblemHealth is pleased to announce that starting September 1, 2019, nine of their plans will be added to HealthPass New York, a private insurance exchange.  Click below for the full update from Emblem.

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HealthPass clients will have even more affordable coverage options starting this September. They are pleased to announce our their medical carrier partner - EmblemHealth!  Click below for the full update from HealthPass.

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News updates from Empire! Empire EPHC program wins top award, find ways large group dental members can earn extra dollars for their healthy smiles, see the two ways dental essential PPO gives members more for their money. 

 

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Empire is making it their  mission to build better health care experiences for everyone.  Their teams are working now to provide you with a high-quality enrollment experience, among other enhancements.  Read about all of this and more in the Empire newsletter.

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EmblemHealth's Broker Focus newsletter shares tips on cost effective ways to obtain dental coverage, avoiding delays in obtaining member ID cards, and more! 

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