The New York Insurance Exchange (Marketplace)
is called New York State of Health. The New York Health Benefit Exchange is administered by the State of New York.
The New York Health Benefit Exchange is essentially a marketplace for individuals and small businesses with up to 100 employees to shop for health insurance if they do not already have insurance coverage from another source. If they have insurance from another source (such as employment, retirement benefits, or spousal benefits), they do not need to obtain it from the Marketplace.
Providers must contract with each of the plans in the marketplace individually in order to fully participate in the New York Health Benefit Exchange.
This process is similar to enrolling in insurance or managed care organization provider networks. See below for a list of insurers participating in the state marketplace, and information on contacting them.
Visit our Provider Resources Section for more specific instructions to assist you in contacting health plans.
The state Medicaid office is primarily responsible for examining and addressing issues with the Medicaid Managed Care plans offered in the state, and for working with the companies that offer them. If you are experiencing problems as a medical provider with the Managed Care plans or companies operating in the state, or if your patients are experiencing problems with the Managed Care plans or companies in the state, including trouble with access to medications, access to preferred providers, navigating the appeals process, excessive costs, or possible discriminatory policies, or any other problems related to the Affordable Care Act, please report these problems to the state Medicaid Office:
One State Street800-342-3736
New York, NY 10004-1511
Additionally, if you are experiencing these or other problems, please report these problems to AAHIVM, so that we may track issues affecting our members, and seek additional policies remedies.
Qualified Health Plans Participating In the Exchange:
Below is a list of the Qualified Health Plans that have publicly announced that they will offer plans in the New York Health Benefit Exchange.
This list is being routinely updated, and may change as insurers join or leave the Exchange. Please check back for updates.
Affinity Health Plan, Inc.
American Progressive Life & Health Insurance Company of New York- Today’s Options of NY, Inc.
Plan Website: http://www.universal-american-medicare.com/products/pffs/todays-options-pffs/
Provider Enrollment: Not available
Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Inc.
Plan Website: http://www.cdphp.com/Members/Health-Plan/Group-Health-Insurance/HMO
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Freelancers Co-Op- Health Republic Insurance
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York- Emblem Health
HealthNow New York, Inc.- Blue Shield of North East New York, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
MetroPlus Health Plan
MVP Health Plan, Inc.
North Shore LIJ Health System
Oscar Health Corporation
Oxford HMO- United Healthcare Oxford