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2015 Health Insurance quotes for NY small businesses. 

Click the insurance company links ( see below ) to display the current small business health quotes ( 2 to 50 employees ). No downloading, PDF spreadsheets.

Call or write Cliff Grekin with any questions or to get a custom quote;
631-963-6020, or e-mail cgrekin91@aol.com.  No broker fees for small business plans (compensation paid by insurance carrier) 

1.  Oxford Health quotes  (a Unitedhealthcare company) EPO, PPO, HMO and HSA plans are available.  Two great networks to choose from, Freedom and Liberty.  These insurance plans give your employees national coverage(UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network).  Available in all downstate NY counties up through Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Uses the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network outside of the tri-state area.   Beginning 1/1/15 Oxford will now require 60% minimum employee participation after valid waivers( Spousal or medicare waivers only ).  Oxford will allow for up to 75% enrollment of out of area employees, this will be good for groups terminating from Empire with high out of area employee enrollment. Oxford will still allow for executive carve outs, but Oxford has to be the sole insurance company for the business.   Oxford Freedom is the largest network of providers in downstate New York,  Oxford Liberty is a very comprehensive network of providers, it is about 25% smaller than Freedom.   Oxford doctor search    Oxford 2014 product chart   1st and 2nd quarter 2015 rates are posted

Oxford Health Plans Liberty HMO quotes  (a UnitedHealthcare company) is a very low cost traditional HMO plan with low copays and a very good network of providers. Can enroll down to one employee from groups of 2 to 50 employees.  Available in all downstate counties ( Nassau, Suffolk, New York City, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess Counties).  The Liberty HMO still has no participation requirements,  These plans do not use the Unitedhealthcare network of providers nationally.  This is the best health insurance option for groups that will be enrolling less than 50% of full time employees after valid waivers. 2nd quarter 2015 rates posted.   Oxford doctor search   

2. Aetna EPO, and HSA quotes Health insurance plans are available in all counties in New York State. Aetna requires 60% enrollment after valid waivers, (spousal and medicare only) of your full time employees to enroll to qualify for these plans. Very good local and national network.  1st quarter 2015 and 2nd quarter 2015 rates posted.   Very good network of providers, only second to Oxford Freedom in NY. Aetna will allow for up to 50% of out of area employees to be enrolled.  
 Aetna doctor search

2a. Aetna NYC Community plans  Gated EPO plans are available. Low cost Health insurance plans for businesses located within New York City only.  Approximately 25% of the NYC Aetna providers accept this plan with a co-payment.  You can use the Aetna national network with this plan but you will pay the providers  Aetna's contracted rates, not a co-pay.  These plans will enroll down to one employee from groups of 2 to 50 employees.    Aetna NYC Community doc finder flyer   2nd quarter 2015 rates posted. 

3. Health Republic Insurance quotes  -   Non gated PPO, EPO and HSA plans available.  Beginning 1/1/15 effective date, Health Republic will no longer have any participation requirements.  HR's service area is New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley , Albany area and a few counties in Western NY.  These plans will use a version of the Magnacare PPO Network of providers.  Call us for the latest information.  These plans are very low cost high value plans.  These plans will not include The North Shore LIJ hospital system, Maimonides Medical Center or the Hospital For Special Surgery.  Health Republic doctor search  All of these plans are also available on an individual basis.  1st and 2nd quarter 2015 rates are posted.  Health Republic will allow for employees in NJ and CT to enroll in a NY small business plan.

4. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield -  HMO plans are available.  Empire will be available for downstate NY and the Albany and Mid Hudson areas.  Empire will be offering a local network of providers called Empire Pathway.  Pathway will be a reduced network of providers.   The Pathway network will only include 3 or 4 hospitals per county. If enrolled in one of the EPO options, access is granted to the national Blue Card network when travelling outside of the NY area.  Empire will allow up to 40% enrollment for employees in other states if using one of the EPO plans.  All plans do require referrals.  Empire Blue Cross doctor search 
  2015 rates posted for the whole year.

5.  Care Connect - Non Gated EPO plans available.  Will offer insurance plans using the North Shore-LIJ hospital system and the affiliated doctors.  Plans for small businesses and individuals will be offered. Beginning 1/1/15  NS LIJ Care Connect will have no participation requirements.   North Shore-LIJ Care Connect doctor search    1st and 2nd quarter 2015 rates are posted.

6. Emblem HIP select care   HMO plans available.  plans are some of New York City's lowest cost plans.  Available for Long Island, New York City, Mid Hudson and Albany regions.  Emblem plans now use the old HIP center network in conjunction with the AdvantageCare Physicians group network. This new network is call HIP SelectCare.   1st quarter 2015 and 2nd quarter 2015 rates posted.  EmblemHealth doctor search  Please use one of the exchange plans metalic network links.

7.  Cigna Open Access Plus PPO  plans -  Non gated national plans. Very good network.  These plans are available through Galaxy HR.   Galaxy HR is a professional Employer Organization.  Professional Employer Organizations or "PEO's"  are third party administrators and HR partners for your business.  If your business has a majority of young professionals under the age of 35 years old, you may want to consider a PEO.  PEO's do charge a fee of about $100 per month per employee to administer the day to day HR responsibilities of your business.  The PEO will offer your employees large company health insurance benefits at fully underwritten premiums.  So if your business has a majority of young employees your insurance costs will likely be less with a PEO, conversely if you have an older staff your costs will be higher.  NYsmallgroupplans has several different PEO's available.  PEO's typically work with white collar businesses with 10 to 100 employees with a majority of younger employees. Extensis PEO flyer  Call for information.  

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 8. MVP Health Care has a good network of doctors throughout New York State.  MVP is available In most counties North of NY City.  MVP EPO, PPO and high deductible Plans. MVP currently has no minimum enrollment requirements, any group with 2 or more employees can enroll down to 1 employee,  in addition you can enroll out of area employees without restriction into the Cigna network nationally.    1st and 2nd quarter 2015  rates posted.  MVP doctor search  

9. CDPHP: Has PPO, EPO, HMO and high deductible health plans with very low rates available for eastern and Central NYstate. CDPHP is the highest rated health insurance company in NY state. These high deductible plans are the lowest cost health plans available anywhere in NY. CDPHP has the most flexibility for deductibles and copays of any NY insurer. Their EPO plans offer a good value with low rates in Eastern and Central New York State. These plans will require a minimum of 50% enrollment of all full time employees to qualify.  HMO plans have no participation requirements.  Contact me for additional customized quotes. Very good, no referral coverage, with national network access using the First health national network outside of New York. NY city , long island, Westchester and Rockland use the Magnacare network of providers.  2nd quarter 2015 rates are posted  CDPHP doctor search 

10.  UnitedHealthcare Is one of the largest health insurance companies in the country.  Very good local and national network.  Available in all New York counties in upstate NY North and West of Ulster and Sullivan Counties, all other downstate New York counties are serviced by Oxford Health Plans ( a UnitedHealthcare company )UnitedHealthCare now offers 3 plans in downstate NY in conjunction with the LIJ-NS Care Connect network call or write for details.   .   2nd quarter 2015 rates posted.  UnitedHealthCare doctor search 

11. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Has PPO and High deductible plans in three regions in NY state ( Utica region, Syracuse region and the Rochester region)  These three regions cover from Delaware county up to Clinton county and as far west as Stueben, Monroe and Livingston Counties.  Excellus also offers individual plans in these areas.  Excellus require 75% participation after valid waivers.  2nd quarter 2015 rates postedExcellus Blue Cross doctor search 

12. Univera Healthcare  Buffalo region (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties).  Univera also offers individual plans in these counties contact me for quotes. Univera is a subsidiary of Excellus Blue Cross.  Univera offers EPO, PPO and High deductible health plans.    Univera requires 75% participation after vaild waivers. 2nd quarter 2015 rates posted.   Univera Healthcare doctor search 

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Here are just a few of the health insurance companies and organizations that we represent.
HIP of New YorkCignaEmpire Blue Cross Blue ShieldAetna  Oxford Group Health InsuranceLIAHeath AllianceHeath Pass New YorkEmblemHeathy NYAARP.org 


The regions that we service are:

Albany,  Buffalo, New York City, Long Island, Mid Hudson, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown.

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