Empire issues dental premium credits to employer groups – COVID-19

See below from Empire Dear trusted partner, We continue to look for ways to provide support and financial relief to you and your employees during the COVID-19 emergency. Shelter-in-place orders across the country have caused significant disruptions to traditional patterns of care. As a response to these challenges, we are supporting our customers by issuing… Read More

2021 Carrier Rate Filings and Notices

In compliance with New York law, carriers will be mailing notices about their rate filings (requested rates) to impacted New York small business certificate and policy holders with renewal dates in 2021. Below is a listing by carrier of requested rates for 2021 and a link to their formal broker communication including sample notification letters…. Read More

Announcing our New Partner Rippling: Payroll, Benefits, & HR Technology

We are excited to welcome our new partner Rippling   In our continued effort to provide our broker partners with the most cutting-edge technology and resources we have added Rippling to our portfolio of partners. Rippling is a modern technology platform that manages payroll, benefits, devices, apps and more, all in one place. Rippling was… Read More

New Partner: BenAdvance (learning webinar registration enclosed)

We are excited to welcome our new partner BenAdvance   In an effort to provide our broker partners with a simple solution to effortlessly expand their voluntary/worksite benefits offering and grow revenue we’ve added BenAdvance to our portfolio of partners. BenAdvance allows brokers to passively sell a comprehensive suite of supplemental benefits from A+ rated… Read More

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

At Home New Jersey Continuing Education

PGP will be sponsoring an online, self-study, self proctored New Jersey 24-credit CE class. Sign up for this self-study course then take your test online to fulfill your Continuing Education requirement. Test Date: Now through June 30, 2020 Course Registration: Sign up for your self-study course at https://www.webce.com/PGPBENEFITS Click on the Green “Life/Health” button on… 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.