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Oscar To Terminate NY Individual Broker Contracts In 2019

“If you like your broker, you can keep your broker…period.” (sarcasm) Yes…this is the message Oscar Health Insurance Corp is sending to all of their NY individual market customers this […]

Fidelis To Be The Sole Obamacare Carrier Working With Brokers In 2019

Downstate New York individual health insurance customers, who are seeking licensed professional assistance, have been given a life line for one more year… Fidelis has announced that they once again […]

NYS Regulators Deny Health Insurer Rate Requests By 64%

In a sweeping and unprecedented move by New York State regulators, the NYS Department of Financial Services has slashed all 2019 health insurer rate increase requests by an average of […]

CareConnect To Reduce Payment Grace Period Effective 6/1/18

As part of CareConnect’s operations wind-down, effective June 1st, 2018, CareConnect will be changing their premium payment grace period from 60 days to 30 days, which is the market standard […]

Obamacare Premiums Will Exceed Small Group Premiums In 2018

For the first time since 2014, some downstate NY small group health insurance premiums will be considerably less expensive than non-subsidized individual health insurance premiums effective January 1st, 2018. When […]

Affinity Health Plan Exits NY Individual Market In 2018

Effective January 1st, 2018, Affinity Health Plan has announced that they will no longer be offering individual qualified health plans (QHP’s) in New York, ending their 4-year run in this […]

MVP Health Care To Withdraw HQNet Individual Plans in 2018

Effective January 1st 2018, MVP Heath Care (a mid-Husdon New York insurance company) today announced that they will be withdrawing their HQNet (Health Quest Network) based individual market plans in […]

CareConnect Non-Renews CityMD Contract

CareConnect Insurance Company (a division of Northwell Health) has decided not to renew their provider network contract with CityMD. As a result, effective August 1st 2017, CityMD urgent care centers […]

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 […]