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2014 Retiring & Closed Products
2014 Retiring & Closed Products
As the world of health care changes, we are committed to helping your business find a plan to keep up with life’s changes.

And with additional health reform impacts coming, we will guide you to the right product to be compliant and to make it easier for you and your employees to get coverage.

2014 Retiring Small Groups and Sole Proprietors 
To comply with health care reform mandates, we will be retiring the plans currently available to small groups. All groups and members will be moved into a new, compliant plan at renewal through 2014. The new plans closely match the benefits or costs of the retiring plan.

Sample of Product Discontinuance Group Letter (PDF)

What happens next
Small Groups: Beginning January 1, 2014, upon their renewal date, our existing small groups will be moved to a new product. See table below.

Sole Proprietors: Existing members have the option of renewing into a new product called ExchangeBlue on January 1, 2014 or they can review and enroll in new plan options beginning October 1, 2013, with an effective date of January 1, 2014. Sign up for email updates to stay informed as more information is available.

Retired Community-Rated Product Replacement Product Comparison Chart
HealthyBlue &

SimplyBlue Plus

This product offers copay, copay/deductible and HDHP options. Plus, all options include:

  • Compliance with health reform
  • All essential benefits
  • Preventive services covered in full
  • The largest network of doctors and hospitals
Compare HealthyBlue & SimplyBlue to SimplyBlue Plus (PDF)
BlueChoice &
HMO Blue Options
Compare BlueChoice & HMO Blue Options to SimplyBlue Plus (PDF)
SSA MemberOptions Compare SSA MemberOptions to SimplyBlue Plus (PDF)
Healthy NY Group Options

2014 Healthy NY Copay and Deductible Plan 

Lower cost health insurance is still available with Healthy NY for small groups. The plans offer more now – including:

  • All essential benefits
  • Rx coverage
  • The largest network of doctors and hospitals
Compare Healthy NY Group Options to 2014 Healthy NY Copay and Deductible Plan (PDF)

If you’d like to discuss other options for your new products, please contact your broker or account consultant today.

2014 Large Group Closed Products

Closed products indicate the product will be retired in the future. This means customers have time to communicate with employees, identify their needs and choose newer innovative products to best fit their needs. These products will no longer be sold to new groups and cannot be modified for existing groups.

Sample of Product Discontinuance Group Letter

Closed product Recommended product(s) Features of recommended product
Blue Preferred PPO

Excellus BluePPO 

HealthyBlue Copay Options

SimplyBlue Copay Options 

Talk to your consultant to find the best plan or option to meet your needs. 

Excellus BluePPO offers the same quality coverage with a variety of copay and deductible options.

With HealthyBlue you get an integrated wellness program, plus comprehensive coverage for employees.

And with SimplyBlue you can offer great coverage at an affordable price.


Blue Point 2   Blue Point 3 Blue Point 3 now offers the same great coverage and network, but with more choices of plan options. 
Blue PPO HSA 1 SimplyBlue Plan Option 1 With SimplyBlue you can offer great coverage at an affordable price.  
Blue PPO HSA 2 SimplyBlue Plan Option 5
Blue PPO HSA 3 SimplyBlue Plan Option 6
Blue PPO HSA 4 SimplyBlue Plan Option 3
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