2018 New York Group Health Insurance

Peak Advisors, Inc. is a full service group health insurance brokerage for 2018 New York Group Health Insurance. We specialize in helping you find the health insurance plan that is right for your business. We offer the following group health insurance carriers: Aetna, Emblem, Empire BCBS, Health First, Health Pass, Oscar, UnitedHealthcare/Oxford.

2018 New York Group Health Insurance Provider Search Links & Participation Requirements:

United Healthcare/Oxford - (Freedom, METRO, and Liberty Networks) – Largest network option available of all carriers. Prices on the mid to high side. Options for plans with and without referrals. All plans require 60% enrolled after valid other coverage waivers. No other carrier can be written alongside Oxford.  MGMT carve-outs allowed.
Click Here for UHC/Oxford Provider Search - When selecting plan, choose Liberty, Metro or Freedom network depending on plan you are choosing.

Empire BC/BS - 3 Networks to choose from – Mid to high range pricing depending on plan. Has excellent PPO/EPO no referral NY and National network. Also has lower priced, much smaller Pathway Network.  All plans require 60% participation after valid other coverage waivers. PPO/EPO no referrals, Pathways requires referrals.
Click Here for Empire BCBS Provider Search - Click ‘search by selecting a plan or network’ which is below the ‘search as guest’ and ‘continue’ buttons Choose ‘MEDICAL’ care and ‘New York’ and under the dropdowns by ‘Select a plan/network’ under MEDICAL (employer-sponsored)  use the following network depending on your plan:
PPO/EPO – for all EPO and PPO plans not listed as Priority Blue or Pathways
Priority Blue – for plans listed as ‘Priority Blue EPO’
Pathways – for HMO plans listed as ‘Pathways’

Health Pass - private exchange comprised of multiple carriers and plan options at all Metal Tiers under one roof. Requires 75% loose participation that includes any other coverage waivers. Great for groups with diverse employee needs as only way to offer multiple carriers under one program and one bill. Also has optional Dental, Vision, Identity Theft, and Life/LTD options along with Free Cobra administration. For provider search use the Oxford, Oscar, or HealthFirst  links under the respective carrier links on this page.

Oscar - Quality mid size provider network that covers full downstate area.  Technology driven carrier with  Qualcare network access for NJ residents.  No referrals required. Currently Oscar has NO participation requirement, but may change end of Q1 2018. MGMT carve-outs allowed.
Click Here for Oscar Provider Search - choose ‘employer based’ and ‘NY’ in the search to search for providers.

Emblem - HIP PRIME  Network and Select Care network. Plans require a referral to see an in-network specialist. Mid to high prices. NO participation requirements. HIP PRIME Network will be for small groups starting or renewing on or after January 1, 2018. 
Click Here for Emblem Provider Search - Use VISITOR SEARCH by zip, the select PLAN OFFERED THRU MY EMPLOYER. You now have two options: (1) For groups starting or renewing in December choose SELECT CARE NETWORK. (2) Small group plans that effectuate beginning on January 1, 2018 use the PRIME NETWORK.

HealthFirst - NYC centric network covering 5 boroughs and Nassau counties only. Requires 60% enrollment after any other coverage waivers.  MGMT carve-outs allowed.
Click Here for Health First Provider Search - On middle of page under ‘I WANT TO…’ choose Find a Doctor or Hospital. Then under ‘Healthfirst EPO Provider Directory’  select either HealthFirst Pro EPO or HealthFirst Pro Plus EPO depending on your plan

Aetna - Large network carrier. Similar to Oxford plan rates but no Platinum level options. No referrals required. Require 60% enrolled after valid other coverage waivers. No other carrier can be written alongside Aetna. Minimum enrollment of 2 employees. Not a strong player in the small group market.
Click Here for Aetna Provider Search - When you are choosing a plan to find the doctor : 1) Aetna Open Access Plans… then 2) Elect Choice EPO (Open Access).

Call 631-207-1800, email or fill out form

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Healthcare Reform brings about new state insurance exchanges,  ever increasing premiums and new plan designs. With all of the new rules and regulations, now is the time for you to have us review your health insurance plan for your business. We work with all of the health insurance carriers, including the New York State of Health, and we can advise you on all of your options to help you narrow down your choices based on your particular business needs.

Most small businesses do not have the time or the resources to employ a benefits administrator. Peak Advisors, Inc.  will administer your health benefits for you, handling enrollments and employee administration, annual renewals and benefit designs, enabling you to focus on your own business. We review your plan each and every year, making sure your benefits are in line with your needs.

Should you already have a plan in place and are either not happy with the broker handling your account, or would simply like us to administer your account for you, we would welcome the opportunity.