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Prism Plans Return To Empire’s Small Group Portfolio In 2017

The waiting is over… After a five year hiatus, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will once again be offering BlueCard (formerly known as “Prism”) national access EPO and PPO health insurance plans ...

CareConnect Releases 2017 Individual Health Plan Rates

Northwell Health’s (formerly known as North Shore LIJ) CareConnect Insurance Company has released their 2017 individual market health plan prices for calendar year 2017. These insurance policies and rates have ...

Oscar To Cut Half Of In-Network NY Providers In 2017

In an effort to remain competitive in price in 2017 for downstate NY customers, Oscar Health Plans has just announced they will be reducing the size of their MagnaCare network ...

Oxford NY To Exit Individual Market In 2017

Oxford Health Plans of New York has become the latest casualty of Obamacare. Per their announcement last week, Oxford will be exiting the downstate New York individual health insurance market ...

Aftermath: CareConnect Membership Triples After HR Shutdown

While the New York State health insurance industry continues to feel the effects of the Health Republic Co-Op (federally-backed) insurer implosion last December, privately owned Northwell Health’s “CareConnect” is now ...

Oxford Announces 2016 Individual Rates & New “Metro” Network

Oxford has released their 2016 individual health insurance plans and prices, as well as details of their new “Metro” network. The following changes will take effect on January 1st, 2016: ...

CareConnect Announces Major Network Expansion In NYC

LIJ CareConnect continues to expand on its growing high quality network via a new partnership agreement with New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. This is great news for NYC ...

Health Republic of New York Shutting Its Doors

In a not so shocking announcement, and by order of the New York State Department of Financial Services, Health Republic has ceased writing new individual and small group policies effective ...

Analysis of NYS DFS Approved Health Insurance Rates For 2016

The New York State Department of Financial Services has released their approved 2016 plans and rates for health insurers operating in the state. Most health insurance companies had requested substantial ...

LIJ Adds Peconic Bay Medical Center To CareConnect Network

Effective June 1st 2015, Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, NY will become part of the North Shore LIJ CareConnect network. This is great news for east end Long Island ...