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EmpireBCBS

Empire is filing a request with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to approve a change to their group health insurance premium rates for 2019.

 

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Healthfirst Insurance Company, Inc. (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, 2019. The requested rate increase is 7%.

 

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United Healthcare

In this month's BrokerConnect discover UnitedHealthcare's newest online training and local market briefings.  Also, learn about their new tool to make comparing drug prices easier and why the IRS reversed their decision on 2018 HSA family contribution limits.

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healthfirst

Please be advised that effective July 1st 2018, Healthfirst will be changing language in their small group underwriting guidelines. The changes taking place are explained in the attached broker blast.

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 Give your clients complete freedom of choice with ShelterPoint's new Dental Insurance Plan, OpenGate Dental. Click the link below for more details!

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To keep you informed about current and future changes in health care, Emblem is providing you the most recent information about key federal and state developments.

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UHC Oxford 2015

Attached is Oxford's 3rd Quarter Small Group Cheat Sheet for New York.  Get everything from new business information, rate cards, and much more!

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healthfirst

Brokers, 24/7 access to telemedicine is an embedded benefit in Healthfirst Pro & Pro Plus EPO plans and is available to your clients at no additional cost.

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NatGen

Noew you can earn more with every National General Accident plan you sell.  For every qualifying NatGen Accident plan sold to a new customer between May 1, 2018, and October 31, 2018, you'll earn an extra $20.

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With their recent policy approval in New York, ArmadaCare can now offer their new suite of care-out plans to large, self-funded groups.

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United Healthcare

In this edition of UnitedHealthcare's Broker Connect, discover what's trending now including faster claim payments, group health plans clarified under ERISA and more!

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Effective June 1, 2018, CareConnect will be changing the grace period for all off-exchange small groups and large groups from 60 to 30 days. This will bring them in line with the market and ensures that their wind-down continues to run smoothly.

healthpass

HealthPass gladly introduces UnitedHealthcare's specialty dental and vision products to their exchange!  Click the link below and read about new plans you can now offer your clients.

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healthfirst

Healthfirst is pleased to announce updates to our provider network to meet the needs of our growing commercial membership. Watch the video below to learn more.

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EmpireBCBS


Brokers, take note of Empire's Gold plan 25 - well priced for the third Quarter!

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OSCAR

Brokers, did you know the Oscar Concierge service is most highly utilized by members who are over 55 years old? This is an excellent tool for you to use when selling an Oscar plan to your clients!

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UHC Oxford 2015

Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs) effective July 1, 2018, for Oxford and UnitedHealthcare plan members in New York and New Jersey are now available.  All Fliers summarizing the July 1, 2018 updates are included with the eBulletin and are attached for your reference.

 

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In Cigna's "Big Picture" Newsletter, read up on what is happening in the industry. Learn about 2018 healthcare trends, drug utilization management, and much more! You will also have the opportunity to listen to informative podcasts with Cigna On Demand.

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healthfirst

Effective immediately, Healthfirst will accept new business applications on or before the 27th day of the month.

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EmpireBCBS

Starting April 1, 2018, Small Group brokers will have the ability to exchange health plan enrollment data through an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This new feature makes it possible for you to electronically process and administer enrollments, terminations and changes at an employee level using EDI.

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OSCAR

Oscar is excited to share that they have raised $165 million to deepen the investment in our technology platform and accelerate expansion. Oscar is grateful to have you as a partner during this exciting time of growth!

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healthpass

HealthPass is introducing the AccidentGuard Adv Plan, effective June 1st, 2018.  This plan affords a level of financial protection to help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses related to an accident. 

 

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emblemhealth2014

Emblem discovered an error on the benefit summary for Silver Value plan for small groups that was posted on HealthConnect.  It involved advanced radiology and if there was a deductible applied to this service.  Click the link below for further details.

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EmpireBCBS

Empire is extending the April 1st new-case submission deadline through this upcoming Monday (3/26) by COB. Also, this is a reminder that Empire now provides dedicated support to accounts with 20+ enrolling employees. Groups of this size will be provided an additional layer of service from our team.

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