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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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HSA and Preventive Care

August 15, 2019

The IRS has loosened the rules on Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to allow greater distribution flexibility. Qualified High Deductible Health Plans (QHDHP) must apply all medical and prescription services towards the...

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Kaiser Health Cost Calculator

March 25, 2019

How much do you really spend on health care? Most of us think in terms of what our out-of-pocket costs are; deductibles, co-pays and premium contribution. Peterson-Kaiser created a unique...

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