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Archive for August, 2013

Empire BCBS Small Group Plans To Discontinue Per The ACA

Due to the Affordable Care Act’s health plan requirements, all Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield small group medical insurance plans will be discontinued and replaced effective the group’s renewal date. ...

NYS Health Exchange Gets New Name And Web Portal Makeover

New York State made a major announcement yesterday with regards to the state’s health insurance exchange: New Name In a push that has started at the federal level, the NY ...

Emblem Officially Exits Small Group & Sole Prop Markets

As expected, Emblem Health has officially announced their small group and sole proprietor health insurance market departure effective January 1st, 2014. Emblem has previously indicated they will be moving towards ...

ACA Reminder – Employer Notification Requirements

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers, which are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), provide information to employees about the availability of individual health insurance plan ...

Tech Consultants To Gain Access To Affordable Health Insurance

In less than two months (10/1/13), the Federal and State health insurance exchanges will go live as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka: “ObamaCare”). This is ...

ACA News: Aetna Withdraws From CT Individual Exchange

The contraction continues…and this time, it hits “home”… Adding to a growing list of major health insurers exiting the exchange market, Hartford, CT-based Aetna announced its withdrawal from participating in ...

Empire BCBS Confirms Individual NY Exchange Participation

What has everyone in New York concerned about the ACA is whether or not the major carriers will be participating in the individual NY Health Benefits Exchange (NYHBE). Based on ...

ACA Update: NY SHOP Exchange & Small Businesses

In lieu of the Affordable Care Act, insurance professionals are starting to get their first look at officially released information from the New York State Department of Financial Services with ...

Oxford Health and Stony Brook Hospital Strike New Agreement

As of September 1st 2013, Stony Brook University Hospital will once again participate with the Oxford Liberty network. This is great news for business owners and subscribers as the Oxford ...

HealthPass NY and Emblem Health Terminate Partnership (Updated)

*Updated 8/4/13* In addition to what was previously published, we have also learned that Emblem will no longer be accepting applications for new small group business beginning 9/1/13. More importantly ...