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Empire has released a new arketing piece to help illustrate the strength and advantages of  Empire’s Small Group networks. The focus is Major Provider Practices  based on where members have historically visited and have indicated as most valuable when selecting a provider network. For a more expansive list, members and prospective clients should utilize the Find-a-Doctor feature on empireblue.com to identify whether their physicians are  participating or not.  Although Empire covers 96% of physicians nationwide through our PPO BlueCard program, it is still important to check!

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Your 12/1 groups deserve a great rate for 2018, and Oscar has committed to providing the easiest and fastest process to enroll your CareConnect clients who are looking for a new carrier.   In just a few clicks, you can now set up your clients to automatically renew from Oscar 2017 plans to our expanded portfolio in our broker portal. It’s that simple for you to get your clients a great rate for 2018.   Click below to access the Broker Portal and view a video Demo.

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Reminder from Emblem - This is another reminder on the process for moving 12/1 groups to 1/1/2018. Please use the attestation letter needed to move groups into the 2018 plans prior to renewal. This letter must be executed and uploaded during the initial enrollment process via the broker portal. The deadline for submission for new 12/1 small groups is 11/27.  For 12/1 existing groups, if they want to move to the new 2018 plans, this letter must be submitted to Broker Services no later than 11/27 to ensure proper enrollment and issuance of new ID cards.

NOTE - New Small group application - CLICK HERE

 

 

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Oscar is committed to making it easy to do business with them and they  want to create the best experience for you and your clients. Last week, they shared our auto-renewal process to transition your 12/1 renewing groups to 2018 Oscar plans. They sent the employee and business auto-renewal enrollment forms that you'll need to send to your GA to begin the process.  It turns out that they were so excited to send you our 2017/2018 auto-renewal enrollment forms that they made a mistake in their list of current 2017 plans. Please use the forms available in the link below moving forward.

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An important message from Louis DeStefano, Oscar's National VP of Sales. "I’m excited to announce that Sean Egan has joined the Oscar team as our New York/New Jersey Market Director.  I am fortunate to have worked with Sean several years ago and most recently he was the Director of Sales at CareConnect. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE...

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Oxford Open EnrolmentHints for Brokers 2018

UHC Oxford is committed to making your processes as simple and efficient as possible in order to provide the most positive experience for their groups. It is important that you review the items from Oxford and ensure that you follow the guidlines and the following items are included in your new business submissions.

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UnitedHealthcare has released their updated 2018 NYSG Product Grid.  We will continue to apprise you on the 2018 updates to documents, marketing material etc.. as they become available from UHC.

 

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Empire RX Update - Empire’s parent company Anthem, Inc. announced that it is launching IngenioRx, a new pharmacy benefits manager (PBM). IngenioRx will begin offering a full suite of PBM solutions starting in 2020. In addition to the news about IngenioRx, they have also announced that we’re partnering with CVS Health after our current PBM contract expires at the end of 2019. This combination will create a truly  integrated approach to managing health and driving better outcomes.

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Empire recently held several 2018 Rollout Webinars.  For those of you that missed this...below is a copy of the slides used in last week’s Empire webinar and a link to the recording.

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Empire Dec/Jan Terms & Rewrites
Empire has created a one page form that should be completed with the January signed quote for groups who want the December/Jan term & rewrite. Please ask your FNA Representative for the easy process for Dec/Jan term & rewrites that will allow members to keep the same group number and member IDs. Please utilize the Small Group Employer Application Acknlowledgement for 2018.
 
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Action Required for NY OHP Small Groups  -  Enroll Nov. 1, 2017 OHP HMO Groups in an OHI Plan by Oct. 31, 2017. As a reminder, New York small groups currently offering only an Oxford Health Plans (NY), Inc. (OHP) HMO plan with a coverage end date of Nov. 1, 2017 need to purchase a new Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. (OHI) policy before their current OHP plan ends.
 

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We wanted to make you aware that over the next couple of days, we will be sending out notices of creditable coverage and discontinuance notifications to your clients.  Here’s what you need to know...CLICK BELOW

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If you missed it...here are some highpoints from the UHC 2018 Rollout Broker - Webinar. Click HERE to access the webinar content and learn more about...

  • Commission update - and we mean UP
  • 2018 Plan Rates
  • Network Updates that are going to have you rethink  the Oxford networks
  • New App information for your clients and much, much more.

NY Small Group Q1 Rate Sheet | Oxford Metro FAQ | Oxford Metro Network Fact Sheet | Acute Care Hospital Listing by Network

 

 

 

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Oscar Migration Plan for 2018  - Oscar is trying to make it as easy as possible for you to enroll your clients for 12/1 and then automatically renew into 2018 plans effective 1/1. By offering this option to your migrating groups, it will provide them access to our expanded 2018 product portfolio and lower rates.

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HealthPass Auto Rollover Mapping Chart - As you know, CareConnect has announced its decision to withdraw from the New York State insurance market. After negotiation with the Department of Financial Services, it has been determined that as of 11/30/2017 CareConnect will no longer write contracts for groups. For full details and the mapping chart, click below.

Auto-Rollover Mapping Chart

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Oxford Q1 2018 rate and network fact sheets - As the 2018 selling season gets underway, UHC Oxford wants to be sure you're fully equipped to present our Oxford plans to your clients. To help, we've included first quarter rate information for New York small business plans. As you will see, there are many savings opportunities available with our Oxford small business plans-coupled with some of the most competitive rates in the market through our Metro Network products.

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Network Update - How many Oscar specialists are in your county? Find out more about deep integration and the popular counties. In addition Oscaar is gearing up for 2018 and has released an important e-mail that you will want to keep handy so that you will have all of the resources you need for a successful open enrollment. Download.

Oscar Rates available here

 

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2019 New Plans and rates for 1st Q 
When it comes to small group plans, Emblem thinks big! That’s why they have added eleven new plans to their 2019 roster — each built with your book of business and clients’ needs in mind.

Emblem' new benefit summaries

 

 

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Trinet released information about an immediate, one time incentive through 12/31/17. incentive outlined is very profitable and compelling. We encourage you to act immediately and engage with TriNet’s Broker Directors or with your FNA main point of contact.
 

 

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 Enhance your Work-Life Flow with Lifestyle Healthy Rewards

Find your healthy work-life balance this month. FIND THE BALANCE With many individuals trying to manage workloads, relationships and family, on top of trying to squeeze in their free time, it is no surprise that 1 in 4 Americans describe themselves as “super stressed”. According to Everest College’s Third Annual Survey, workplace stress is on the rise with 83% of Americans frazzled.

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Oxford Mapping for CareConnect Groups -  UHC has put together a piece to help transition any members that are interested in moving to Oxford where they mapped the most popular CareConnect plans to their closest matching Liberty and Metro options.

 

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UHC Broker Connection -  UnitedHealthcare has released their most up to Date Broker Connection. It covers topics such as: Medicare ID cards update, Child age band rating changes, Pharmacy updates and more.

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HealthFirst Broker Presentation - If you missed the most recent HealthFirst webinars, below please find a copy of their recent Fall Broker Webinar presentation as well as our Q1 rate sheets. A ecording of the Broker Webinar will be available in the coming days.

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EmblemHealth's New York City Broker Meeting -  Emblem is Topping the Charts EmblemHealth’s HIP Prime HMO/POS network vs. other carriers.  Compared to other health insurance carriers, EmblemHealth’s HIP Prime/POS network has the highest number of participating primary care physicians (PCPs) in nine of 10 downstate New York counties. If you missed the recent LI MeetingCome and hear about the 2018 Commercial Product Preview and enjoy a Breakfast Reception with Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, and Tim Nolan, Executive Vice President of EmblemHealth.  Details are below.
 

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