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New York Health Benefit Exchange Update

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

The state of New York has held off on announcing what health insurance plans will be participating in their online health insurance marketplace (New York Health Benefit Exchange) until they are ready to launch their PR push later this month. New York’s largest Health Insurers The Five largest health insurers in the state include: Oxford […]

Health Plan Rankings for New York and New Jersey

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

J.D. Power and Associates ranked health plans in the state of New York and lumped it together with New Jersey.  The award recipient for these states was Independent Health Association which received an impressive rating of five for overall experience.  It received a five in all categories which includes coverage and benefits, provider choice, information […]

Excellus BCBS: Affordable Plans In Tompkins County

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The New York State Department of Health has approved Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and their efforts to offer Family Health Plus as well as the insurer’s Medicaid Managed Care product known as HMOBlue Option within Tompkins County.  HMOBlue is for individuals who are eligible for Medicaid and provides value through the BCBS name.  Eligibility for this […]

Prism EPO by Empire Being Withdrawn

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is withdrawing their most popular plan for small groups (Prism EPO) as well as other plans effective April 1 2012. The decision came following intense negotiations between Empire Blue Cross and state regulators which resulted in EMpire not being able to set their rates based on their own actuarial analysis […]

Retirees Sue New York Over Health Insurance Rates

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Approximately 40,000 retired public sector employees have sued New York State over an increase in health insurance rates.  The suit was recently filed in the Albany County State Supreme Court according to the article “Retirees Sue State Over Health Insurance Hike” by Rick Karlin found on The president of the Retired Public Employees Association, […]

MediBlue HMO by Empire BCBS

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

There is just over 1 week left in Medicare Open Enrollment.  If you live in NY state and are still shopping for a Medicare health plan, the MediBlue HMO suite of plans offered by Empire BlueCross BlueShield are worth taking a look. MediBlue HMO Essential is a Medicare Advantage Plan without Prescription Drug Coverage. MediBlue […]

New York Health Insurance Passed Legislation

Posted on: June 30th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The New York health insurance system has recently passed legislation that allows the creation of the New York Health Benefit Exchange.  This keeps New York in line with the Affordable Care Act and allows them to potentially receive federal grants to help the exchanges grow.  The Senate has not passed the legislation yet so it’s […]

New York Health Insurance: Getting More Expensive

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

New York health insurance quotes have increased dramatically in the last year since there are less health insurance companies competing for business in the New York area.  The article “Health Care Prices in New York City Skyrocket, Residents Anxious for Obamacare Policy to Kick In” by Kenneth Lovett from the Daily News Albany discusses some […]

Oxford Health Plans Available Through Health Pass

Posted on: March 2nd, 2010 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Oxford Health Insurance Plans are now available to New York area small businesses as a result of a new partnership between UnitedHealthCare and HealthPass. The health plans are available to New York area small businesses with between 2 and 50 employees.  The health plan options offered by Oxford provide a variety of plan designs including […]

Individual and Family Health Plans

Posted on: December 15th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

A recent report released by illustrates the relative affordability of individual health insurance plans across numerous dimensions, as well as a breakdown of what types of individual health insurance policies have been purchased most frequently. Some of the findings in the report include: The average monthly premium for an individual health insurance policy was […]