Oxford Renewals With Changes Do Not Require Tax Documents Through 6/1/2020

Oxford has advised that they will be waiving the requirement for tax documents on all small group renewals with plan changes through 6/1/20. This applies to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut groups. Oxford will not be making a formal announcement regarding this waiver. If Oxford shares any additional information regarding renewals we will let… Read More

New Jersey Carriers COVID-19 Premium Grace Period Policies

As per Governor Murphy’s recent executive order both health and dental small group policyholders are allowed a 60 day premium grace period due to COVID-19 hardships. This allows small groups to extend the current 30 day grace period an additional 30 days. To help clarify, below is information pertaining to the Premium Grace Period Policy… Read More

COVID-19 ALERT: Cigna Extends Eligibility Guidelines Relief Period

See below from Cigna Cigna is committed to being there for our clients and their employees. The unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic is complex. Some employers have been faced with limiting staff hours, furloughing employees, and in certain cases, temporary lay-off and we understand how stressful that can be. As such, to remain flexible and… Read More

Guardian WorkLifeMatters EAP COVID-19 Update

WorkLifeMatters EAP with Small Business COVID-19 Action Center now available Currently, 92% of small business owners are reporting a moderate to very high level of stress at this time, yet over 70% are still optimistic about the future.1 Guardian is committed to providing our small businesses customers with the support they need to help navigate… Read More

HealthPass COVID-19 Premium Extension Letters

See below from HealthPass New York State has released guidance related to the extension of premium payment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic may request a premium payment extension through June 1, 2020. Requests must be made by the employer and sent to clientservices@healthpassny.com.   For your reference,… Read More

Healthfirst COVID-19 Premium Grace Period Policy

See below from Healthfirst As we keep you up to date with the latest small group developments, we’d like to inform you that New York State recently released new guidance related to premium payment grace-period rules due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Through June 1, 2020, businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read More

Emblem COVID-19 Premium Grace Period Policy

See below from Emblem Affordable solutions for challenging times. EmblemHealth is committed to making sure you and your small group clients have the care, support, and resources you need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our Mission as a Nonprofit – Your Health Comes First. If your clients are experiencing financial hardship, EmblemHealth can help them… Read More

Amerihealth COVID-19 Deferral Request Process

See below guidance from Amerihealth regarding their Premium Grace Period Policy 1. Amerihealth Fully Insured Group Policyholders Deferral Request Process Premium Referral Request Deadlines Large and Small Group: To defer May premium the request with all required documents must be submitted by 3 PM on May 15 to your PGP Representative – no exceptions. AmeriHealth… Read More

Required Producer Notifications for NY State Emergency Grace Periods

New York State Emergency Regulation 62 Notice Requirement for Producers – You MUST Notify Policyholders of Premium Grace Period Extensions See below release from NYAHU outlining this requirement and to download a sample notification.  Pursuant to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.14, on April 7, 2020 the Department of Financial Services issued Emergency Regulation 62,… Read More