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Search Results For: "health insurance"

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Updated PPACA Employers Watch List Released By Cigna

Health care reform is in full swing, and many Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) items impact health plans or administrative procedures. This watch list (provided courtesy of Cigna) […]

NY Bridge Plan Enrollment Suspension

Effective March 2, 2013, the federal government is suspending new enrollment in all state-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIP’s) throughout the country. In New York State, the PCIP is known […]