Oxford COVID-19 Fully-Insured Member Phone Outreach Communication

We wanted you to be aware that Oxford has been reaching out to fully-insured members via phone advising them of temporary benefit changes due to COVID-19 and directing them online to supporting documentation. Note: These are not new benefit changes. Oxford is just advising members that they can view formal documents outlining changes that already… Read More

Oscar 2021 Rate Filing

See below from Oscar I’m writing to inform you that our New York Individual and Family (IFP) and Small Group (SG) members will begin to receive rate change notices next week. We’ve identified that you have at least one client who is receiving a notice.  Oscar has submitted our 2021 rate application to DFS, and… Read More

Aetna Proposed Rate Changes for New York Small Groups

See below from Aetna Our 2021 proposed rate changes have been submitted for groups with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees  Aetna Life Insurance Company and Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York have submitted a rate change request to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) for Small Group plans that renew… Read More

Empire BCBS Extends Premium Grace Period to 6/30

In response to COVID-19 Empire has announced that they are giving more time to pay past-due premiums. Groups now have until June 30, 2020 to pay their balance. Empire has advised that groups should disregard any dates on previous communications or late notices.

Emblem Information About Our Proposed 2021 Rates

See below from Emblem The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) must review and approve health plan premium rate increases for community-rated plans. We have submitted a request for a rate change for small group EmblemHealth plans renewing in 2021. This new rate will become effective on your small group’s 2021 renewal date…. Read More

Healthfirst 2021 Rate Filing

See below from Healthfirst 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, 2021. The requested rate increase is 5.5%. New York State law requires that groups and members be notified when… Read More

UHC New York rate filings for 2021: Initial notices mailing in June

see below from Oxford/UHC In compliance with the New York Prior Approval law, UnitedHealthcare will be mailing notices about its rate filings (requested rates) to impacted New York small business certificate and policy holders with renewal dates in 2021. We will begin the mailing on June 10 and expect to complete it on June 15,… Read More