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You are invited to join Healthfirst for their upcoming Broker Webinars to discuss their Commercial Plan Updates  for 2020. There will be two chances to join this webinar. September 24, from 10 am to 11 am, and September, 25 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Do not miss out!  Click the link below to register.


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Emblem has some updates regarding recent information about key federal and state developments. On the Federal news side, On August 21, Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders issued a new plan to strengthen union membership, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would appeal a recent federal court decision. For the State news, On August 14, New York City Council Speaker introduces health care proposal. Find out more on these updates by clicking the link below.

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Check out what's new with this weeks producer news! Drug list updates set for October 1, Information about Anthem Dental Essential Choice PPO, being that September is Life Insurance Awareness month, learn ways to protect families from unexpected debt, and more Click the link below to find out more information on these topics.

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Happy Labor Day! Due to the holiday, HealthPass has made some adjustments to their hours. Click the link below to find out their office hours. 

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Empire has reviewed its drug list and made some updates. These changing will happen on October 1st. Click the link below to find out more on these updates.

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EmblemHealth shares legislative updates in federal and state news for the week of August 26, 2019. 

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Reserve your seat for EmblemHealth's 2019 Broker Education Sessions in Westchester, Long Island or Midtown in September. 

 

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HealthPass is happy to announce that you are now able to view General Agent & broker commission on the HealthPass Online Portal (HOP). Click the link below to watch a video that provides you with information on how to navigate and download your commission statement.

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Emblem is keeping you informed about current and future changes happening in healthcare. They are providing you with the most recent information regarding critical federal and state developments. For the federal news, Trump administration finalizes controversial "public charge" rule, and CMS notices declining exchange enrollment. As for state news, NYS is warned of Medicaid spending shortfall. Click the link to read more on these topics. 

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Join Healthfirst for one of two live webinars to learn about 2020 commercial EPO product portfolio updates with discussion from their leaders. Click the link below to find out the dates!

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Healthpass will be mailing out a notice regarding their partner carriers proposed 2020 premium rate change requests on August 23, 2019. Click the link below to view this letter.

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Empire has some news for you! Check out the best-recommended reimbursement options for your group clients, specialty-drug accumulator rules coming January 1, 2020, and employers can now add to employee's financial security. Click the link below to find out more producer news.

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Check out what is new with this month's Producer Online News! Earn more and offer clients vital protection while traveling abroad, tell employers how to save time and money in 2020, DFS states that rate quotations from health insurers can no longer include rate guarantees and more. Find out more on what's new by clicking the link below.

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A whole new era has begun! Click the ink below to check out Empire's teaser video of what they have in store for the future of New York Healthcare. 

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Friendly Reminder! The renewal window for all September groups will close on 9/20/2019. Any applications submitted after this date will require a manual process for the window to re-open. Doing so may delay the group up to 2-3 business days from receipt. Click the link below to find out what is needed to process the renewal application.

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National General is offering a bonus for Short Term Medical plans. From now until January 1, 2020, Agents writing NatGen's current medical plans will be able to earn some cash! Earn up to $100 more per sale, or grab a 2% commission bump when a sale is paired with one of their supplemental products. Click the link below for more details and don't miss out!

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Empire is planning to roll out a new app called Carespree. This app will combine both artificial intelligence and digital care delivery. Everyone can use this app, but it's intended to expand care access to those without health benefits. Click below to read more on this new app.

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Don't miss out! Last chance to register for Empire's August Webinar on Tuesday, August 13, at 2 PM. Learn about Digitial Empowerment: Helping people understand and manage their health. Click the link below to sign up for this webinar.

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October 2019 Kits are now available for your clients to view on their site! Hard copies were mailed to brokers and employers on 7/25 and 7/26. Clikc below to find out how to access these kits. 

 

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In this months broker focus for 2019, Steve Fleischer has joined EmblemHealth as the Vice President to lead the company's sales. He will be responsible for new business markets, including Large and Small Group business. Coming up in September, Emblem will be hosting a Broker Education session to learn all about their product portfolio for 2020, make sure you save the date! And, If you missed the webinar on June 19th regarding the features of Emblem's Preferred Dental Plan, you are in luck. The presentation is up for your view, and you can now download it. To read more on these focus's for the month, click the link below.

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EmblemHealth would like to keep encouraging more brokers to sing up for their HMO commissions through EFT. EmblemHealth wants to make it quick and convenient for you to receive your commission payments. By setting up EFT, your commission payments will hit your account three days before you receive your commission statement. Click the link below to find out how to enroll!

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An important reminder! All groups must be paid-in-full by the 30th of the month, or they will be placed on the delinquency/auto-termination list. Invoices will generate in the portal on the 15th of the month, and the group has 45 days (15 for the remainder of the month, then the 30 day grace period) from when the Invoice is generated to make payment in full.

Clients can access their Employer portal to view billing and payment activity. There is also an option to set-up auto payment, which would ensure that payments will be made on time, and avoid delinquency or termination. 

Empire very much appreciates your help in keeping clients paid-up and avoiding going to delinquency. Please assist Empire in reminding your mutual clients that beyond 45 days Empire will no longer accept delinquent payments. If that happens, the group will need to follow the reinstatement process. Click here to see the steps required for reinstatement. 

Below is important information regarding the delinquency & the cancellation process.

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Effective 9/1/2019, EmbelmHealth will be offering nine plans. By clicking the link below, you can see the plan highlights.

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EmblemHelarth is bringing its proposed rate increase for 2020 to the New York State DFS. If this increase is approved, it will have an impact on all large group community-rated plans renewing in 2020. Below in the link, you will find more information as well as sample approval letters that have been sen out prior, and will been mailed to your groups and subscribers this week.

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