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Broker News | July 2018 | Vol. 13 No. 7
Broker News | July 2018 | Vol. 13 No. 7

2019 Small Group Package Update

The following SimplyBlue Plus package will no longer be offered directly through Excellus BCBS or on the New York State of Health (SHOP) Marketplace beginning January 1, 2019:

Availability Package no longer offered starting 12/31/2018 Replacement Package
     
Off Exchange SimplyBlue Plus Gold 3 SimplyBlue Plus Gold 5

Blue On Demand will be updated in September for package comparisons.

The package that will no longer be offered is classified as Uniform Modifications by the NY State Department of Finance.  
Details of a Uniform Modification include:

  • Impacted groups DID NOT receive an Initial Rate Notice in June.
  • Impacted groups WILL receive an Annual Rate Notice (ARN) 60 days prior to their renewal date. For groups with access to Information Connection a copy of the ARN will be available at that time.
  • The ARN will include a replacement plan that most closely matches the benefits of the discontinued package.
  • Groups and members will automatically transition into the replacement package on the group’s renewal date.   
  • If the group would like to elect a different package, you should work with your dedicated Account Manager.

 

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