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COVID Relief: COBRA Subsidies Update #2

April 16, 2021

Department of Labor (DOL) guidance has begun to be released regarding the COBRA Subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. Despite the subsidies being effective April 1st, the DOL...

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COVID Relief: COBRA Update

March 17, 2021

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act. Included in the Act are substantial temporary changes to COBRA, the ability to extend employer-based coverage. Federal COBRA...

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2021 Health Insurance Rate Filing Notices

June 12, 2020

Health Insurance companies in New York State have filed their requested rate increase for 2021. Employers with fewer than 100 employees (Community Rated) will be receiving notices of the requested...

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PCORI Tax Reminder

May 27, 2020

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) tax is a fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on issuers and plan sponsors of individual and group health plans. Health Reimbursement...

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Surprise Bill Law Enhancement

November 04, 2019

On October 17th, 2019 Governor Cuomo signed legislation protecting patients from excessive emergency room charges relating to a patient receiving services from an out-of-network provider. The Legislation (S.3171/A.264B) improves the...

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DFS “Skinny” Plan Press Release

October 07, 2019

On October 2nd, 2019 the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released a statement reminding New Yorkers that limited duration health insurance plans cannot be legally sold in...

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2020 NYS Health Plan Mandates

October 07, 2019

New York State has added mandates applicable to Health Insurance plans starting in 2020. These changes affect out-of-pocket maximums, mental health benefits, substance abuse benefits and fertility services covered in...

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2020 Health Insurance Rates

September 06, 2019

Health insurance rates for the 1st quarter of 2020 are expected to be released in the coming weeks and most employers renew their medical and prescription benefit plans on January...

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