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Archive for June, 2013

Oxford Changes Small Group Renewal Process…Again

Earlier this year, Oxford Health Plans implemented a new small group recredentialing/recertification process for renewing groups in New York and New Jersey. This involved a resubmission of tax documentation, and ...

Healthy NY Medical Policies To Terminate On 1/1/14

In a recent announcement on the Healthy NY website, major changes are coming for this New York State-subsidized health insurance program beginning January 1st 2014. This is due to the ...

Aetna Adds New Drugs To Precert And Step Therapy Lists

Aetna will be updating their group health insurance, prescription drug, pre-certification and step therapy lists beginning June 1 2013, and again on July 1 2013. Highlights are as follows: Precertification ...

Emblem Releases Small Group Q3 2013 CompreHealth HMO Rates

Emblem has released 3rd quarter 2013 rates for their small business “CompreHealth” HMO product. The monthly cost structure is as follows: Copays: $30 PCP/ $50 Spec/ $500 w/ $15 Generic ...

Texting While Driving Penalty Increased To 5 Points In NY

Beginning June 1st 2013, New York drivers convicted of texting while driving will receive five points on their licenses (up from three). This move by Governor Andrew Cuomo will push ...