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COVID Cost Sharing Waivers Extended

The National Public Health Emergency has been extended through October 17, 2021. The waiver of cost-sharing for COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Diagnostic Visits is part of the Emergency, and will continue through October 17th. EmblemHealth has released a helpful FAQ regarding procedures, vaccines, and testing under this arrangement, please click here to read their guidance.

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EmblemHealth SG July Submission Deadline Extended

The EmblemHealth small group submission deadline has been extended until 7/6/2021 for a 7/1/2021 effective date. Please ensure that cases submitted during this extension period are complete, and include a Late Submission Form, as ID cards may not be available on the effective date. Individual Open Enrollment is continuing through the end of the year. Cases must be submitted […]

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CAI is now a GA for Healthfirst!

We are excited to announce our new GA relationship with Healthfirst for Small Group product! Healthfirst offers some of the most affordable plan options on the marketplace, a simple enrollment process (including ACH for binder payment), an extensive hospital list (including MSK, NYU, and LIJ hospitals), and generous 4% commissions. Our website has been updated […]

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Exclusive Group Medical Bridge Plans Through NYSBG

The Group Medical Bridge plans are a hospital indemnity product designed to reimburse members for incurred expenses. The benefits are tailored to address the high cost-sharing procedures under existing health plans, such as hospital admission or outpatient surgery. This enables clients to save on premium by stepping down a metal tier, while protecting themselves from […]

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COVID Vaccine Eligibility Expanded

Governor Cuomo announced that effective 3/30/21, New Yorkers age 30 or older are now eligible to be vaccinated. This will expand again on 4/6/21 to age 16 or older. Appointments are required, and can be obtained online through the NY.gov website by clicking this link: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ Appointments are issued on a rolling basis, and may be […]

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Form 1095 Information

We’ve received quite a few questions regarding 1095 forms during this tax season, and we’re sure you have too. So you can better serve your clients, here’s an overview of what it all means: Under PPACA, an Individual Penalty was established to incentivize Americans to obtain health insurance coverage. The 1095 form was introduced as […]

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Open Enrollment Extended Through End Of Year

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that Individual Open Enrollment is being extended through the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both on and off exchange. In addition, through the American Rescue Plan, increased tax credits may be available to consumers who have already enrolled in coverage. The same effective date guidelines still apply, […]

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