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 In this Cigna Newsletter, catch up on local news, read their report on the recent loneliness epidemic, and other industry news.

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HealthPass' 4th Quarter 2018 Medical, Ancillary & Additional Products rate sheets are now available on their new Rates Page. 

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UHC Oxford 2015

UHC Oxford is providing brokers with their Service Area and Network Availability Map to let you and your clients what states and counties are included in the Oxford service area along with network availability in those states.

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Empire Anthem

Empire has simplified their rating methods to provide more competitive and consistent rating for their small group dental clients.  Beginning with July Dental Prime and Complete renewals, they will be applying the same trend for all groups.

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Empire Anthem

Time to tone up your wellness program and get results. Watch Empire's webinar to inspire your client's wellness program and their employees.

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OSCAR

Oscar would like to invite you to meet with us in person this fall to discuss our 2019 small group plan portfolio, our competitive advantages in the market, and a refresher on our underwriting guidelines.

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healthfirst

Healthfirst has made an amendment to its Small Group Underwriting Guidelines, effective July 1, 2018. Beginning July 1, to qualify as a group eligible for coverage, a group must have at least one common law employee who is both eligible for and enrolled in the coverage.

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OSCAR

Like many of our carriers, Oscar is submitting requests for premium rate changes to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) for 2019. Due to their request, notification letters will soon be sent to your clients and their employees.  To help clear up any confusion, Oscar has prepared a useful FAQ in case your clients have specific questions for you.

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healthpass

HealthPass happily introduces new plans from their newest carrier UnitedHealthcare!  These specialty vision and dental products are on the exchange effective 7/1/2018 for new and renewing groups.

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In preparation of the annual open enrollment for groups renewing 9/1/2018, renewal kits have been posted to the HealthPass Online Portal (HOP). Hard copies will be mailed to brokers and employers by 6/29/2018.

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Empire Anthem

Empire gives you the tools to help your clients educate their employees on the importance of their personal health.  In this document, learn more about cancer and ealry detection, help employees facing cancer, and assist your clients with rethinking their wellness strategy.

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Empire Anthem

Starting June 4, your clients will receive a communication from Empire with several required notices, including the Notice of Privacy Practices* for Fully Insured groups, the Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act notice and other important notices.

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EmblemHealth has expanded their Prime Network for small groups (1-100 employees) to include both the QualCare network in New Jersey and ConnectiCare’s network in Connecticut. This is in addition to their current Prime Network in New York. This small group extended network is now available to quote for a July 1, 2018, effective date.

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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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emblemhealth2014

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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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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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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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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